T.V. Baby
June 20, 2018
“Television Was A Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber”, Allen’s scorching jeremiad of a poem that featured as the opening poem of his 1967 Cape Goliard/Grossman collection TV Baby Poems is our focus today, and a live reading of it that took place, March 15, 1968, at California State University, Sacramento. “…Here[…]
Barry Farber – 7 (interview concludes)
April 23, 2018
The Allen Ginsberg-Barry Farber radio transcription that we’ve been serializing continues and concludes today BF: I want (you) to read from the Table of Contents, like the virtuous… AG: (It’s) a bit long, like eight minutes or so. Something.. And I had been used, generally, on television, to be told[…]
Ginsberg in 1967 Rare Footage (Antonello Branca Footage)
March 17, 2018
 Recently up-loaded to You Tube by the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico (AAMOD) in Rome, vintage footage of Allen by the legendary documentary filmmaker Antonello Branca (see his 1967 film featuring Allen, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others, What’s Happening?, fearured in an earlier posting – here)[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 356
March 9, 2018
Beyond Beat, the five-day Los Angeles Beat  convention continues. Among the highlights tonight, a group reading of “Howl” (also a performance of Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”, and a poetry reading by Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Vangelisti). Tomorrow (Saturday) will include a “Punk and Beat” panel  (with V. Vale, Jerry Casale, and S.A.Griffin), a[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 322
June 30, 2017
The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience, as tuned by Allen Ginsberg on Omnivore Recordings  (first time on CD & digital, including rare and previously unreleased material).  As anticipated, the raves are coming in. Here’s Thom Jurek on the allmusic web-site, singing the praises of what he refers to as a “treasure”[…]
1974 – Scottish International Interview
June 24, 2017
We’ve previously featured here footage from Allen’s 1973 visit to Scotland     ( a reading for the Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow). We also featured some grainy footage (and some transcription from his press conference). Here (with some duplication) is the interview that appeared in[…]
1967- Ginsberg-Corso-Berryman at Spoleto
June 17, 2017
The recordings of Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso (and of an unlikely third-party, John Berryman, at the 1967 Festival of Two Worlds (“Festival dei Due Mondi”) at Spoleto in Italy, organized by Gian Carlo Menotti is the focus of this weekend’s post Allen’s reading (which was also subsequently[…]