Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 395
December 7, 2018
Mary Paniccia Carden‘s Women Writers of the Beat Era – Autobiography and Intertextuality, (part of the University of Virginia Press’s “Cultural Frames, Framing Cuture” series, published back in April), somehow passed us by. We’re happy to get a reminder about this important and provocative book from David S Wills – Read his[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 342
November 17, 2017
More big news, archival news, the Paul Blackburn audio collection, long in the safe-keeping of the Archive for New Poetry at the University of California, San Diego, the great trove of New York City[…]
Philip Glass’ 80th Birthday
January 31, 2017
Today is Philip Glass‘ 80th birthday. We salute him at The Allen Ginsberg Project See our last year’s  Philip Glass weekend here and here and our recent transcription of Studs Terkel‘s interview with him and Allen here and here See our previous birthday[…]
Studs Terkel Interviews Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass on WFMT, Chicago 1990 – part 2
September 25, 2016
Philip Glass – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg – Kiev Restaurant, NYC, 1993 – Photo  c. Allen Ginsberg Estate continuing from yesterday ST: Resuming with Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, poet (and) composer working together. We heard just a piece of the very haunting “Satyagraha – the Evening Song“, earlier, that opened the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 245
November 20, 2015
    Michael Schumacher’s  The Essential Ginsberg has not been getting the attention we had hoped for, so we were pleased to find this notice in Ralph magazine this week.  That word “essential”[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 244
November 13, 2015
All this talk about Allen Ginsberg‘s ubiquity. “Did you know”, I said, “Did you know that there are Columbia students, Columbia undergraduate students, who don’t know who Allen Ginsberg is!”  (Betsy Ladyzhets, writing in Bwog, Columbia[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 222
June 12, 2015
The Academy of American Poets, on the occasion of his 89th birthday, gave Allen a tribute (the key component of which is this wonderful video of him and Steven Taylor on the rooftop of his East 12th Street, East Village apartment, in his final year, 1997, performing “A Western Ballad” (“the first song[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 221
June 5, 2015
  The David Olio “Please Master” case (our focus last week) remains in the news (as well it should). Here’s Jerry Aronson, director of The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg reading recently-unearthed transcriptions of Allen explaining his intentions and inspiration for writing the poem:  “Some situations are exuberant, like “Howl” or[…]
Happy Birthday Philip Glass
January 31, 2015
Philip Glass is 78 years old today Words Without Music, his long-awaited memoir, will be published this Spring As a teaser, Philip Glass is interviewed here, last January,[…]