Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 3
September 12, 2018
Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg’s internationalism continuing from here AN: I will now totally speed up with my list. But first I will go to sleep and dream I lose my purse (I learned to record my dreams from Allen and Jack Kerouac) but then I realize I am dreaming so I[…]
May Day (Kral Majales)
May 1, 2018
May Day. May Day. Revolution in the air. We welcome today this guest posting from Czech Beat scholar and Allen’s good friend, Josef Rauvolf The King of May Revisited When, on May the first, 1965, a thirty-nine-year-old Allen Ginsberg drove through the streets of Prague, observing the atmosphere in the crowded streets[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
USA Poetry – Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, 1965
December 9, 2017
We’ve been featuring, these last few months, video from the Stanford University Archives (a number of intriguing videos of Allen reside there, though curiously, not this one – Allen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1965, from the ground-breaking WNET television series, USA Poetry, directed, as they all were, by the remarkable poet and[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 319
June 9, 2017
“Hates dull teachers and Republicans,” , “May all of your 50 children be Democrats” – Yesterday an inscribed copy of Allen’s 1943 Paterson High School yearbook went up for auction (see here for a detailed earlier report) The estimated value was $3,000-$5,000.  It apparently didn’t  meet that reserve price – too high?[…]
Allen Ginsberg at Cheltenham 1993
May 27, 2017
Allen Ginsberg, in 1993, reading at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in England. The feature today on The Allen Ginsberg Project. Allen reads a selection of poems, (mostly from White Shroud and the, subsequently-published Cosmpolitan Greetings Introduction: Good evening everybody and some of you I’m sure came to the event where Allen Ginsberg[…]
Monday May 1st
May 1, 2017
  Mayday – always a big day on the Allen Ginsberg Project For an extended look at Allen – the May Day King  – see here “And I am the King of May, which is the power of sexual youth,/and I am the King of May, which is industry[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 302
February 10, 2017
The legendary Joan Anderson letter is back in the news again. “The seminal piece of literature of the Beat Generation”, Neal Cassady’s epic letter to Jack Kerouac, which, for almost sixty years, was thought[…]
Oyez Press Kral Majales
November 19, 2015
Kral Majales – We’ve spotlighted several times before  (here, here and here) but today we wanted to spotlight the beautiful phallic 1965 Robert LaVigne-designed  Oyez Press poster     And the Communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses and lying policemen and the Capitalists proffer Napalm and money in[…]
May 1st – (May Day – Kral Majales)
May 1, 2015
Check out past May Day postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – here, here and here even, (last year’s) here A special May Day this year – (2015), it’s the 50th anniversary of  Allen’s fleeting elevation to  Kral Majales – King of May –   “And I am the King of May”  […]