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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 380
August 24, 2018
The esteemed Poetry Foundation has been working (consistently) on its web presence. It’s just recently consolidated and organized this useful resource – An Introduction to the Beat Poets.[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 355
March 2, 2018
Publication date next week (March 8), we’re very happy to announce and very much looking forward to it  – Simon Warner‘s new book  Kerouac on Record – A Literary Soundtrack  Olivier Julien, (Lecturer in the History and Musicology of Popular Music, at the Sorbonne in Paris) writes: “Following Text and Drugs and[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 325
July 21, 2017
Allen Ginsberg in the Archives at Stanford University Today big news to report, Stanford University have finally completed a monumental task – the audio/video elements that were reformatted from the Ginsberg papers are now available as streaming media through their catalog. We’ll be focusing more on this in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 320
June 16, 2017
June 23, next Friday. We’re getting closer to the official release-date, but we’re already putting the word out  about this exciting Ginsberg re-release from Omnivore Recordings of Allen’s settings of William Blake. Here’s more info (courtesy Aquarium Drunkard) and here’s the official video just put[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 287
September 30, 2016
Kristen Stewart [Marylou (LuAnne Henderson) in Walter Salles’  On The Road photographed in Los Angeles September, 2016 © Cousart/JFX images  WENN.com   Wait Till I’m Dead, Allen Ginsberg’s recently-published collection of uncollected posthumous poems, (which has not had anything like the notices that it should have), recently received an attentive and intelligent review[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 244
November 13, 2015
All this talk about Allen Ginsberg‘s ubiquity. “Did you know”, I said, “Did you know that there are Columbia students, Columbia undergraduate students, who don’t know who Allen Ginsberg is!”  (Betsy Ladyzhets, writing in Bwog, Columbia[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 215
April 3, 2015
  Next week (next Tuesday) is  Hal Willner’s LA “Howl” extravaganza. The following day is Earth Day – courtesy WNYC’s Spinning on Air, in New York, at The Greene Space  there’ll be an Earth Day Special with Patti Smith, Anne Waldman, Laurie Anderson and others – A live web-cast of the event[…]