Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 350
January 26, 2018
Jerry Aronson‘s definitive documentary DVD,  The Life And Times of Allen Ginsberg, has been noted on this site several times before, but it’s a must-see, must-view, and, on the occasion of a refurbishing of Jerry’s web-site, bears repeating/revisiting. Archivist, poet, Randy Roark, remembers Allen’s response – “He saw a working copy at[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 319
June 9, 2017
“Hates dull teachers and Republicans,” , “May all of your 50 children be Democrats” – Yesterday an inscribed copy of Allen’s 1943 Paterson High School yearbook went up for auction (see here for a detailed earlier report) The estimated value was $3,000-$5,000.  It apparently didn’t  meet that reserve price – too high?[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 243
November 6, 2015
                We’re a little behind “Our Allen” with this stuff, but wanted to share with you a few[…]
Poems from Tea at The Kalapa Court
November 1, 2015
Randy Roark‘s been posting some pretty interesting Ginsberg miscellanea over on Our Allen.  This is one of the most interesting. – “Poems from Tea at the Kalapa Court“.  As Randy, in a note about it, explains: “On July 26, 1982, Chogyam Trungpa, the founder of Naropa Institute and Vajracarya (Buddhist priest), invited[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 242
October 30, 2015
      Just out this month, from Blackberry Books, Franco Beltrametti’s posthumous collection, From Almost Everywhere  Gary Snyder on Franco Beltrametti: “Franco Beltrametti’s smooth-barked Muse leads him across the grids of latitude and longitude to the source of good medicine poems. A suavity masks these elemental songs – or rather, gives[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 241
October 23, 2015
  The European Beat Studies Network’s Annual Conference next week. This year – in Brussels. Among the explicitly Ginsberg-centric presentations: the whole first (Wednesday morning) opening panel – “Cross-Fertilizations From East & West – 1 – Searching For Which Ginsberg Legacy?” (chaired by Jaap Van Der Bent) – Robert Holton on “Ginsberg’s[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 240
October 16, 2015
This weekend in Big Sur, California at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, a weekend Allen Ginsberg celebration, beginning tonight with a choral reading of “Howl”, a reading/performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye and a screening of the 2010 film, Howl, starring James Franco, with filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman there[…]
Ginsberg Reviews Dylan
October 11, 2015
Our good friend, Randy Roark has been going through his archives and been posting some selected  “finds” over on that invaluable Facebook page, Our Allen. Here’s one of them. Allen’s typed-up and hand-written notes on Bob Dylan’s 1979 release, Bob Dylan at Budokan (Dylan-o-philes please note, this appears to be only a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 186
August 15, 2014
    This coming Sunday from 6 to 8.30  in New York City at the Bowery Poets Club, “Poets, musicians, friends and family are gathering to celebrate the three-quarter of a century mark in the life of[…]