Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 394
November 30, 2018
[Allen Ginsberg, 1996 – Photo: David McReynolds – “Allen carried with him a little Canon pocket camera (I have one also), not digital. Coming home one day I met him in the street, where this was taken, and[…]
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 – 344
December 1, 2017
We promised we’d have word for you, and now it’s finally out! A definitive Chinese edition of the Collected Poems 1947-1997, from Chinese publishing house Shanghai 99  has just hit stores in China – a stunning three-volume set, with translations by Hui Ming.   More details on the publisher’s Chinese language web-site- here.  […]
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday
October 16, 2017
Today’s Oscar Wilde‘s birthday – celebrating the birthday of a great gay icon. Here’s Patti Smith. reading from Wilde’s De Profundis in Reading Gaol in October last year See also our last year’s birthday posting on Wilde on The Allen Ginsberg Project – here[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 334
September 22, 2017
Patti Smith‘s new book Devotion has just come out (from Yale University Press) to mixed reviews. Here‘s Michael Lindgren’s review in The Washington Post .Here‘s Megan Volpert at Pop Matters. The book is an expanded version (though not so expanded) of her 2016 Winham-Campbell Lecture[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 327
August 4, 2017
Ann Douglas‘  rapturous New York Times review of The Best Minds of My Generation – “Professor Ginsberg’s Notes on the Beats”  leads off this Friday’s Round-Up  – “In a marvelous feat of editing and reorganization, Bill[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 317
May 26, 2017
Today is the anniversary of Trungpa’s Rinpoche’s Buddhist cremation ceremony. Thirty years ago today, ‘”more than two thousand students and friends” gathered, “in a meadow ringed with pine and maple[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 313
April 28, 2017
Allen’s new book, The Best Minds of My Generation, selections from Allen’s lectures (not to be confused with the lectures transcribed here on the Allen Ginsberg Project), “mercifully reduced to 455 pages, shorn of repetitions, student interventions and Ginsberg’s habit[…]
Trungpa Parinirvana
April 4, 2017
Today marks the day of the 30th anniversary of the death (the parinirvana) of Allen’s great teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche There will be various celebrations, among them the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast offered by the sangha at Shambhala, Boulder.  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 308
March 31, 2017
Heads-up for next Friday! (Friday April 7) – Ginsberg Green – “A spoken word & musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg” – a unique celebratory event, organized by our good friend Patrick Warner, scheduled to take place at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Mass, starting approximately 6[…]