Burroughs’ Birthday
February 5, 2018
William Burroughs’ birthday today Here’s a guest-posting from our good friend and Burroughs aficianado, Oliver Harris “How does Burroughs manage to stay so young? After all, he’s 104 and has been dead for over 20 years, and yet he still seems to have more life in him than most so-called living writers.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 347
January 5, 2018
Looking forward and looking back, with the year’s first “Weekly Round-Up”, starting off with Allen Ginsberg – Fotografìa y Poetica Beat at the Photology Gallery in Garzon, Uruguay –  the first ever showing of Allen’s photographs in South America!  (this show is coming to a close, closing-date is next Tuesday, January 9).[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 305
March 3, 2017
Hot news from Real Gone Music – reissues of two essential Beat albums (limited editions in vinyl) – Allen’s classic 1966 recording of Kaddish and the Jack Kerouac-Steve Allen‘s recording Poetry For The Beat Generation, (Jack’s debut as a recording artist). Both are officially due out April 7, but pre-ordering will be[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 199 (William Blake’s Birthday)
November 28, 2014
Today is William Blake‘s birthday. Next Thursday, William Blake – Apprentice and Master, a major exhibition opens at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum (through March 1, 2015). More on that exhibit here and here  Meanwhile, crunch-time for the Blake Society’s plans to try to[…]
EBSN Conference 2014
July 31, 2014
November is,  admittedly, some ways away, but no harm in announcing the European Beat Studies Network‘s Third Annual Conference ( this year to be held in Tangier, Morocco, November 17 to 19, at the Hotel Chellah).  “The well-established Beat-Tangier connection makes it a natural home”, the organizers write, “for a EBSN conference[…]
William S Burroughs & Junky (Canadian tv interview)
February 4, 2014
  Here’s two short clips from Peter Gzowski‘s 90-minute interview with William Burroughs on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) – from 1977. WSB: ..but I really don’t think that there’s all[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up -159
January 3, 2014
2014 is – in case you didn’t know – the William Burroughs Centennial year (next month, February 5th, he would have turned 100), and, not only on the 5th, but on a variety of occasions, there will be events, arranged by[…]
Junkie – Read By Burroughs
August 4, 2012
Never having enough time to sing of the extraordinary resources of – the marvel that is – UbuWeb, we spotlight this weekend just one of their (countless) treasures – William S Burroughs, reading the whole of his 1953 seminal novel, Junkie (or Junky – we’ll come to that spelling and subtleties and[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 20
April 8, 2011
Love Always, Carolyn, Swedish film makers, Maria Ramstrom and Malin Korkeasalo’s full-length documentary feature on Carolyn Cassady, premieres in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival[…]
The Poetry Project/School of Visual Arts/NYU & Columbia University Present: Naked Lunch @ 50
September 24, 2009
Three New York locations this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch  Wednesday October 7- Saturday October 10 School of Visual Arts (SVA), in conjunction with Columbia University and New York University (NYU), are presenting a series of free events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of[…]