Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 387
October 12, 2018
A little anniversary slipped by last Sunday – October 7th – the legendary first (public) reading of “Howl”[…]
Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 2
August 28, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interview with Bob Rosenthal continues JS: Would the captions change much then, the more he was captioning? Especially some of the iconic ones which he must have captioned dozens of times. BR: Sometimes the difference would be the change of an adjective, a tweaking, but sometimes something will come up[…]
Jacqueline Gens Interview – part 2
August 21, 2018
Robert Frank – New York City, September 1993 – photo: Allen Ginsberg] John Shoesmith interviews Jacqueline Gens on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – continues JS: Do you have any favourites from the collection? JG: I loved the portraits from the 1980s. The one of Juanita Lieberman, from the Twelve Trees book, one of[…]
Sid Kaplan Interview – part 2
August 14, 2018
John Shoesmith interview with Sid Kaplan on his work as printer of Allen Ginsberg’s photography continues    JS: I’m sure that famous Kerouac photo on the fire escape was one you probably could have done in your sleep, seeing as you probably printed it dozens[…]
Brian Graham on The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
August 6, 2018
Brian Graham‘s journey from his birthplace of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to New York City bgan in the early 1980’s when he met the famed photographer Robert Frank, who for many years has spent his summers in the Maritimes. Sensing that Graham was curious about[…]
Kerouac-Cassady (Jack Kerouac Scat Singing)
June 25, 2018
We continue this week mining the treasure which is the extraordinary trove of audio at the Allen Ginsberg archives, now housed at Stanford University. Today, a remarkable discovery – Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. The tape (there are two copies, actually, 131[…]
Seymour Wyse
May 19, 2018
  Returning to the extraordinary trove of tapes of Allen now in the archives at Stanford University, here’s a recently-discovered gem – Allen, in 1979, at Leicester University, in England, in conversation with the figure who turned on the young  Jack Kerouac to[…]
Sapphic Concision (“On Neal Cassady’s Ashes”)
May 7, 2018
Allen Ginsberg’s 1980 Naropa “Basic Poetics” class continues from here AG: I took a poem that I had written, that was in an almost-Sapphic style, in 1968, “On Neal Cassady’s Ashes”, (which is a little classic, which is in some anthologies already. I don’t know if any of you are familiar with[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 359
March 30, 2018
Today, Friday March 30th. is Howl dedicatee, Carl Solomon‘s birthday. For last year’s Carl Solomon posting (“Remembering Carl Solomon”) – see here) It’s also the anniversary of Rimbaud‘s lover, the poet, Paul Verlaine‘s birthday.  (For a[…]
Allen Ginsberg’s Psalm
March 20, 2018
continuing from yesterday AG: Okay, I’ll finish this (poem) , it’s not that much, I’m going to read it through and we’ll have it – “And I write shadow changes into bone/To[…]