more Blake (Infant Joy)
October 22, 2018
Allen Ginsberg’s lectures on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence continue here  Today – Allen’s class from January 22nd, 1979. The tape begins in the middle of consideration of  Blake’s “Infant Joy” I have no name/ I am but two days old.—/ What shall I call thee? / I happy am/ Joy is[…]
Allen Ginsberg 1979 Leicester Student Interview
May 26, 2018
Last week, we featured transcription from a tape in the Stanford University Archives that featured an interview with Jack Kerouac’s childhood friend (and Allen’s friend) jazz aficiando, Seymour Wyse. This week, from the same tape, the conversation is followed by an interview with an earnest young English student (presumably an undergraduate at[…]
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[…]
Allen Ginsberg in 1982 on The Vern and Evelyn Show
December 2, 2017
The last of our spotlighted videos from the Stanford Allen Ginsberg Archives is a strange one – Allen on a cable tv improvised-comedy show –  Leon Varjian’s “The Vern & Evelyn Show”  (broadcast out of Madison, Wisconsin (WISC Cable 4) back in 1982).  Allen appears in three segments, in addition to a[…]
Allen Ginsberg 1974 San Francisco tv Interview – “I Believe”
October 7, 2017
Continuing our spotlight on some of the video treasures in Stanford University’s recently-digitalized archive – Allen on San Francisco television (KPIX) in 1974, interviewed by Father Mike S Riley on his inter-faith tv show, “I Believe”  – “When I sit/I see dust motes in my[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at St Marks Poetry Project 1977
August 5, 2017
We featured one, from the extraordinary trove of recordings of Allen readings, last week, from PennSound (from the Robert Creeley collection – 1971 at Intersection, San Francisco). Here‘s another, six years later- from the St Mark’s Poetry Project[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at The Intersection, San Francisco, 1971
July 29, 2017
Another archived reading today (courtesy the irreplaceable PennSounds) – Allen Ginsberg reading at The Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco in 1971 AG: I’ll begin. Most of what I’ll read tonight is poetry from the last twelve months (sic), but I want to begin, prefatory, by a poem[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – Q & A)
July 22, 2017
Following on from last week’s “Buddhists and The Beats” video -the Q & A, the final segment. Do we have time for questions.? AG: Yes, sure Q: You said that your poetry is a practice as well, so..is it..do you meditate every day? do you use poetry as a practice? AG: It’s[…]