Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 370
June 15, 2018
It’s the anniversary today (born 1763) of the birth of the great Japanese haiku poet, Issa [Nanao Sakakai –  “Inch By Inch” – translations of Issa – “Katatsumuri Sort-soronobore Fujinoyama” (“Inch by inch -/Little snail/Creep up and up[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 339
October 27, 2017
Never did get around to mentioning Kiyohide Hori’s photo-show of Allen and of the Howl manuscript that took place (sadly now it’s down) in Japan this past summer More Japanese news… “the Allen Ginsberg-inspired capsule”? – Some fervid debate in the “Comments” section here – “This[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 242
October 30, 2015
      Just out this month, from Blackberry Books, Franco Beltrametti’s posthumous collection, From Almost Everywhere  Gary Snyder on Franco Beltrametti: “Franco Beltrametti’s smooth-barked Muse leads him across the grids of latitude and longitude to the source of good medicine poems. A suavity masks these elemental songs – or rather, gives[…]
Ginsberg at UMass, Lowell, part 2 – (Whalen,Sakaki, Creeley,Wieners, Corso
August 30, 2015
Allen Ginsberg’s Beat class (at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell) continues   AG: There’s another interesting poet almost as old as (Jack) Kerouac, that was part of the..what was called San Francisco Renaissance – Philip Whalen. Anybody ever heard of him? – a few – He’s… Now, as[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 180
June 20, 2014
Wednesday-night saw the launch in San Francisco of Peter Orlovsky – A Life In Words – Intimate Chronicles of A Beat Writer.  Next stop, Boulder,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 178
June 6, 2014
  Two weeks since the last “Round-Up”, so let’s get right down to it… Not-to-be-missed – Distant Neighbors, the Selected Letters between Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, just published by Counterpoint. Watch the video of the two together, in conversation, at the recent (2014)  Festival of  Faiths in Louisville, Kentucky (moderated by[…]
New Years Eve (Looking Back on 2013 & Forward to 2014)
December 31, 2013
Last posting of 2013, we thought we’d list a few of our “greatest hits” from the past year – January – Nanao Sakaki and Allen Ginsberg singing “Birdbrain” in Osaka, Japan, February – William Burroughs’ 99th (next year will be[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 139
August 16, 2013
Sometime last Monday, the one millionth page-viewing of The Allen Ginsberg Project took place. Thank you anonymous page-viewer. We sort of like the idea of not knowing who you are. Thank you all our page-viewers, all our visitors, all our regulars (most especially, our “Google Friends” – here’s another request/invite to become[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 126
May 17, 2013
The DVD documentary – Jerry Aronson’s The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (2008) was re-released this week by Docudrama. What can we say? – If you still don’t have it, an essential item. Michael Kammen’s essay on Jack Kerouac in the L.A. Review of Books, “Jack Kerouac’s Restless Odyssey and His[…]
What The East Means To Me – Allen Ginsberg at Kyota Seika
May 12, 2013
Yesterday’s transcription of Allen’s Q & A at the Kyoto Seika University, Japan, on November 2 1988, is followed today by footage (and transcription) of the full lecture – “What the East Means To Me” – Katagiri Yuzuru is once again the accomplished interpreter/translator. Our thanks, once again, to videographer, Ken Rodgers.[…]