Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
Basil Bunting’s Birthday
March 1, 2018
Today is Basil Bunting‘s birthday. We feature a guest posting today from poet and Bunting editor and scholar, Don Share On Thursday, March 1, 1900, Basil Bunting was born in Scotswood-on-Tyne in the north[…]
Vintage Beat Generation Footage
December 6, 2014
 More vintage Beat Generation footage this weekend. Both of these we’ve featured before – in fact, if you turn to our column on the right-hand side of the page, you will find a whole list of  “streaming videos”.[Editorial note – This reference is no longer pertinent, refering to an earlier and[…]
T.S.Eliot
September 26, 2014
Today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday – In ’58 Allen made him an honorary “Ignu” (“Eliot probably an ignu one of the few who’s funny when he eats”) – and three years later, in “Journal Night Thoughts” – “Eliot’s voice clanging over the sky/ on upper Broadway, “Only thru[…]
Kill Your Darlings Outtakes
March 16, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, of course, but.. Allen (Ginsberg) visiting Lucien (Carr) in prison. ( “What’s it like out there?”), one of several deleted scenes now[…]
March 1 Birthdays – Lucien Carr & Basil Bunting
March 1, 2014
Two strangely contrasting birthdays, celebrated today (strangely contrasting? – or maybe not). We’ll draw your attention to fairly comprehensive initial postings on each of our two subjects of study – Basil Bunting – here  and Lucien Carr – here First, the latter. Due to the success[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 150
November 1, 2013
Kill Your Darlings – We mentioned last week the dissenting position, eloquently voiced by Bob Rosenthal in his post from last February – here. – “The film takes its..title too seriously”, he wrote then. “The large fabrications in the film are[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 149
October 25, 2013
Jordan Larson in The Atlantic last week on that Beats-on-the-silver-screen phenomenon – “What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation”. Nice to see critical eyes returning[…]
KYD Reviews Digest
October 19, 2013
John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings, opening this week in the US, has, presumably inevitably, given the casting  (Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg), garnered a welter of publicity, some of which we’ve already featured, but plenty of which we haven’t. So this weekend on the AGP (the Allen Ginsberg Project), a Kill Your[…]