Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 300
January 27, 2017
No Friday-Round Up last week, so a little catch up today, starting with Sean Elder’s Gary Snyder interview, “National Treasure,” in Lion’s Roar.  [Gary[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 197
November 14, 2014
Diane Di Prima‘s new book from City Lights – The Poetry Deal is out. We’ve reported before about her recent troubling health difficulties. The emergencies still remain but still the urgency of the work, still the extraordinary achievement of the work. “In The Poetry Deal“, her publishers write, (di) Prima maps out[…]
Ed Sanders on Harry Smith
August 16, 2014
In anticipation of Ed Sanders’ seventy-fifth birthday tomorrow “Ed Sanders, poet and founding member of The Fugs, recalls his deep friendship with Harry Smith, compiler of the highly influential Anthology of American Folk Music. (Smith produced the Fugs’ first album in 1965) for Folkways Records“) “The recording sessions for Folkways Records resulted[…]
New Stanzas for Amazing Grace
May 17, 2014
“I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place/ Where I was lost alone/ Folk looked right through me into space/And passed with eyes of stone..” Allen Ginsberg’s “New Stanzas for Amazing Grace”, an up-dated revisioning of an old song, was composed (in April 1994) at the request of Ed Sanders for his innovative project,[…]
Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
January 28, 2014
Fellow activists, fellow artists, fellow passionate devotees to peace, Allen and Pete Seeger were standing there together in 1969 at the founding of WTR (War Tax Resistance), a far-sighted organization founded by The War Resisters League and others, “in the belief that the right to conscientious objection belongs[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 99
November 9, 2012
[Robert Frank, New Smyrna Beach Florida, we taught  together, Atlantic Center for Arts with jazz drummer Elvin Jones three weeks, I used Robert’s Polaroid, he’d brought plastic container to wash the negative, water warmed[…]
Happy Birthday David Amram
November 11, 2010
A bit late notice, but for those of you in the New York City area, he’s celebrating his 80th at Symphony Space tonight, in the form of a benefit for Clearwater (founded by Pete Seeger) and The Woody Guthrie Foundation, titled: David Amram, The First 80 Years. Some things you can expect,[…]