Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 344
December 1, 2017
We promised we’d have word for you, and now it’s finally out! A definitive Chinese edition of the Collected Poems 1947-1997, from Chinese publishing house Shanghai 99  has just hit stores in China – a stunning three-volume set, with translations by Hui Ming.   More details on the publisher’s Chinese language web-site- here.  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 337
October 13, 2017
This coming Wednesday, next Wednesday, October 18th, at The Beat Museum,  “Huncke and Louis” – A Film Screening with Laki Vazakas, a rare chance to see Vazakas’ tender[…]
Herbert Huncke
August 8, 2017
From Ann Douglas’ recent New York Times review of  The Best Minds of My Generation “Ginsberg also makes room for Herbert Huncke, whom he calls the “originator” of Beatness. An addict, gay hustler and petty thief, seeking, in his words, the freedom “to become more obscure,” Huncke introduced Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs[…]
Herbert Huncke’s Birthday
January 9, 2017
Celebrating Herbert Huncke‘s birthday today. “Godfather of the Beats”, he would have been one-hundred-and-two! – See here for our posting on the occasion of his Centennial. Today, courtesy of our friend Laki Vazakas , footage of the great story-teller, raconteur, recorded in New York, at the Chelsea Hotel,  February 7, 1994. Evoking[…]
Sunday April 5 – Allen Ginsberg Parinirvana
April 5, 2015
It’s Allen Ginsberg’s parinirvana today, the (eighteenth) anniversary of his passing. Here’s Herbert Huncke, “godfather of  The Beats”, on “the invisible body” – on witnessing funerals (“I’m inclined to think it was Hindu, but I’m not sure”) – burning ghats, Indian ritual (Huncke footage, courtesy documentarian, […]
Herbert Huncke Centennial
January 9, 2015
[(“Old-timer & survivor, Herbert E Huncke, Beat Literary Pioneer, early decades thief, who introduced Burroughs, Kerouac & me to floating population hustling & drug scene Times Square 1945. From ’48 on, he penned remarkable musings, Collected as autobiographical vignettes, anecdotes & storyteller’s tales in the classic The Evening Sun Turned Crimson (Cherry[…]
Huncke’s Birthday
January 9, 2014
Happy Birthday Herbert Huncke. Today, he would have been 99 years old (what! – next year, the Huncke Centennial!). Meantime, enjoy these two clips from our good friend and Huncke videographer, Laki Vazakas  Previous Huncke birthday tributes on The Allen Ginsberg Project can be seen here, here and here Not to mention,[…]
Herbert Huncke’s Birthday
January 9, 2013
Herbert Huncke – “American hipster” – hustler and saint, poet and story-teller, central source for the Beats, “the man who turned on William Burroughs” –  Today would have been (he made it to his 81st) Huncke’s[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 48
November 4, 2011
This week’s Friday Round-Up begins once again in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Here’s Eric Drooker‘s on-site slide presentation (and a spirited recital of the Moloch section of Howl). Andy Laties is on saxophone, Eric Blitz is on percussion (“playing a piece of foam-core because the cops shut down his drums”). Filming[…]
Happy Birthday Herbert Huncke
January 9, 2011
Remembering Huncke Herbert E Huncke, “the original Beat”, “Elmer Hassel” of On The Road, who died August 1996 (despite a life of excess, he lived to the ripe old age of 81) would have been 96 today. Sadly, Ben Schafer’s 1997 compendium The Herbert Huncke Reader is out of print (tho’ second-hand[…]