Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 386
October 5, 2018
The annual Jack Kerouac festival in Lowell, his home town (Lowell Celebrates Kerouac) began yesterday and continues through Monday.  This year, LCK is observing the thirtieth anniversary of the dedication of the Jack Kerouac Commemorative and the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Dharma Bums. Among the highlights, David Amram (of[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – I – Introduction)
July 15, 2017
A real treat this weekend – with gratitude to Robyn Brentano and students from the NYU Ethnographic Film Program – “Buddhism and the Beats.”. “In 1993, Allen Ginsberg spoke to a gathering of students of the Tibetan Buddhist monk, Lobsang Samten, about the impact of Buddhist thought and practice on himself, the[…]
Rimbaud’s Birthday
October 20, 2016
Allen Ginsberg Arthur Rimbaud‘s birthday For Rimbaud on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see here and here and here  A defence of Rimbaud  by Allen Ginsberg from a letter from Allen Ginsberg to (Professor) Lionel Trilling, September 4, 1945 : …That you are unable to understand why I make so much of[…]
The Lion For Real – (Three Renditions)
December 14, 2014
Another from Michael Minzer and Hal Willner’s The Lion For Real – the title track. The musicians on this one – Arto Lindsay, guitar, Michael Blair, guitar (& glockenspiel), Gary Windo, tenor sax,  Rob Wasserman, bass, Beaver Harris, drums – sound effects by Richard Fussco. Allen’s sleeve note:  [“Soyez muette pour moi,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 174
April 25, 2014
  Wild in Denver – Neal Cassady’s Teen Years by Charlie Hailer News from New York – it seems that this summer’s regular Howl! Festival won’t be happening this year.  More on that story here – and here  In memoriam –  here is a group reading of “Howl” (from the 2010 Howl![…]
Cosmic Vibrations in Cezanne
October 22, 2012
  Cézanne’s Ports In the foreground we see time and life swept in a race toward the left hand side of the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 90
September 7, 2012
  Ginsberg Encounters. We haven’t featured one for a while but here’s poet Steve Turtell‘s recollection of Allen Ginsberg, Teacher – “He was tough and he was indefatigable”… “being his tutee was a great[…]
Spiritual Poetics – 4
August 3, 2011
Allen Ginsberg’s 1974 class on Spiritual Poetics continues Student: Does it always have to do with what you choose to use?, whether you’re typing, or writing, or (using a) tape-recorder (amassing) amounts of material in that way? AG: Right. Very much so. Yeah. I want to go into that, actually, in about[…]
Lionel Trilling and Allen Ginsberg: Liberal Father, Radical Son
July 31, 2009
Lionel Trilling and Allen Ginsberg: Liberal Father, Radical Son by Adam Kirsch from Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2009 “In the spring of 1944, as the Second World War neared its turning point, the first skirmishes of the generational battle that would define postwar America were taking place in a[…]