Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – Q & A)
July 22, 2017
Following on from last week’s “Buddhists and The Beats” video -the Q & A, the final segment. Do we have time for questions.? AG: Yes, sure Q: You said that your poetry is a practice as well, so..is it..do you meditate every day? do you use poetry as a practice? AG: It’s[…]
William Blake Class – 5 (Urizen continued)
March 8, 2012
AG: Chapter III – Let’s see where we are – One God, one King and one Law. So you see the man mired in that in the flames. The (gross) flames of this Creation. On page 186. Urizen Plate 4b in Erdman – [Allen resumes reading – continues with Chapter III of[…]
Allen with R.D.Laing at the ICA
October 8, 2011
The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London has recently released a wonderful archive video from 1980. Allen Ginsberg and Steven Taylor perform, following a sit-down discussion with Allen and psychiatrist R.D.Laing (part of the Writers in Conversation talks series). The Laing-Ginsberg unrehearsed exchange spotlights Allen’s candor and is great, but the[…]
Dialectics of Liberation 1967 (ASV 9)
July 11, 2011
More extraordinary footage. Allen at the Dialectics of Liberation Congress in London in 1967, a unique international symposium, gathered, “to demystify violence in all its forms”. Also included here, footage of Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, and an incendiary Stokely Carmichael.. “Don’t escalate the hostility, don’t escalate the anger, control your mind, watch[…]