Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 367
May 25, 2018
A nice little hat-tipping to Allen from Danny Goldberg, in an interview with Rob Couteau. in Rain Taxi, regarding his new book,  In Search of the Lost Chord – 1967 and the Hippie Idea “My favorite poem by Allen is “Wichita Vortex[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 363
April 27, 2018
An Allen Ginsberg Symposium coming up next week at the Poetry Project. Three days of events next Thursday through Saturday. Full details of the programming can be found here. Highlights include, “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry, Its Genius & Particles”, a keynote talk by Alice Notley, workshops with Anne Waldman and Ed[…]
Neal Cassady’s Birthday
February 8, 2018
– Photograph by Herb Greene via The Grateful Dead Archive Online] Neal Cassady‘s birthday today, born February 8, 1926 in Salt Lake City. In Denver tomorrow, the David Amram Quartet will headline the 9th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash at the Mercury Cafe, featuring music, poetry and reminiscences celebrating[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
More on Metrics – 3
November 15, 2017
AG: Well, it’s not that that you need to be able to understand it  to write a poem. It’s not perverting your speech to get those rhythms. Rather, it is that speech does have those rhythms, and that you can follow the cadences with those rhythms, that when we were[…]
1967- Ginsberg-Corso-Berryman at Spoleto
June 17, 2017
The recordings of Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso (and of an unlikely third-party, John Berryman, at the 1967 Festival of Two Worlds (“Festival dei Due Mondi”) at Spoleto in Italy, organized by Gian Carlo Menotti is the focus of this weekend’s post Allen’s reading (which was also subsequently[…]
William Burroughs and Ken Kesey – 1978 at Naropa
November 22, 2014
William S Burroughs Ken Kesey Vintage audio – William Burroughs and Ken Kesey reading at the Naropa Institute on July 19, 1978 Kesey begins/reads first click here   Ken Kesey: This is a piece called “Abdul the Bulbul”. It was published a while back[…]
First Party At Ken Kesey’s With Hell’s Angels
June 14, 2014
 A classic Ginsberg poem from the ‘Sixties, first published in the collection, Planet News First Party At Ken Kesey‘s With Hell’s Angels Cool black night thru redwoodscars parked outside in shadebehind the gate, stars dim abovethe ravine, a fire burning by the sideporch and a few tired souls hunched overin black[…]
Neal Cassady’s Birthday
February 8, 2014
                                             Neal Cassady‘s birthday today, “cocksman and Adonis of Denver”. Had he lived, he would have been 88 years old. Hear him with The Grateful Dead quietly noodling behind him (recorded[…]