Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 353
February 16, 2018
The Toronto photo show, “Fleeting Moments, Floating Worlds..,“ that we mentioned last week continues. What we omitted to mention was the accompanying catalog (printed and designed by the legendary Coach House Press). As curator, John Shoesmith writes in the forward –[…]
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.[…]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1965 on WNET
December 10, 2017
continuing from yesterday’s feature Lawrence Ferlinghetti is profiled as the companion poet to Allen in Richard O Moore‘s “USA Poetry” series Introduction: “Allen Ginsberg was once called “the Abominable Snowman of modern poetry” . The man who used this phrase was his publisher, a poet himself, a man of international fame and[…]
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 – 343
November 24, 2017
Cartoon Comix Allen. We’ve  featured this manifestation several times before, notably in the thoughtful and lively work of Nathan Gelgud. and, back in the 70’s, not forgetting Pat Ryan and Allen’s Chicago Trial Testimony in comic form  Keeping that tradition going, a shout-out to talented Sasha Velour‘s on-going graphic novel on Stonewall.[…]
Philomene Long’s The Beats – An Exisitential Comedy
November 18, 2017
We continue our spotlighting of video now available via the digitalization of Allen’s Stanford University archives. Today – Philomene Long & (Jay D Kugelman)’s LA-based documentary from 1980,  The Beats: An Existential Comedy The video is available – here [Stuart Z Perkoff appearing on Groucho Marx’s tv show, You Bet Your Life[…]
David Amram’s Birthday
November 11, 2017
David Amram celebrates his 87th birthday today Recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Kansas City’s Folk Alliance International. Written and narrated by Scott Alarik, here‘s the video made specially for that occasion and here‘s Nick Foster of Boulder, Colorado’s eTown interviewing[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 336
October 6, 2017
Just a reminder that it’s Kerouac celebrations in his home-town of Lowell this weekend. Festivities have already begun, but plenty’s still happening –  you can[…]
60th Anniversary of the Howl Verdict
October 3, 2017
Today is an historic day.  The 60th anniversary of the landmark Free Speech verdict. On this day in 1957, Judge Clayton Horn declared that “Howl” was not obscene. As he announced: “I do not believe that “Howl” is without redeeming social importance. The first part of “Howl” presents a picture of a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 335
September 29, 2017
William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, a stunning new show opened this past week at the Block Museum at Northwestern (Evanston, Illinois). Above is a reproduction of the catalog cover. The exhibition, curated by Northwestern University art professor, Stephen F Eisenman, is a breakthrough exhibit, exploring, for the first time,  “the[…]