Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 383
September 14, 2018
“…rubber booted in soft grass, mind moveless, /breath trembles in white daisies by the roadside, Heaven breath and my own symmetric/ Airs wavering thru antlered green fern drawn in my navel,/ same breath as breathes thru Capel-Y-Ffin..”  (from “Wales Visitation”) Eco-watch[…]
Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 1
August 27, 2018
Continuing and concluding our series of interviews regarding Allen-the-photographer John Shoesmith interviews Bob Rosenthal Bob Rosenthal first met Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1970s, when he and his wife helped the poet secure an apartment in the New York City building where they were[…]
Brian Graham on The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
August 6, 2018
Brian Graham‘s journey from his birthplace of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to New York City bgan in the early 1980’s when he met the famed photographer Robert Frank, who for many years has spent his summers in the Maritimes. Sensing that Graham was curious about[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 377
August 3, 2018
Focusing this week on Allen Ginsberg-as-photographer, with a series of interviews. Our two-part interview with Raymond Foye here and here (which should on no account be missed) will be followed, next week, (Monday), with an interview with Allen’s sometime printer, Brian[…]
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – part 2
July 31, 2018
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continued from yesterday JS: Robert Frank was obviously an important influence for Allen. RF: For most people I knew, Allen was a real hero, but Allen had his own heroes, and Robert was certainly one of them. Allen worshipped Robert. So the photography was a[…]
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography
July 30, 2018
John Shoesmith interviews Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s photography JS: You knew Allen before you started working with the photographs. How did your role with the photos begin? RF: I met Allen in 1973 when I was sixteen, and a junior at Lowell High School.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 353
February 16, 2018
The Toronto photo show, “Fleeting Moments, Floating Worlds..,“ that we mentioned last week continues. What we omitted to mention was the accompanying catalog (printed and designed by the legendary Coach House Press). As curator, John Shoesmith writes in the forward –[…]
Harry Smith
November 27, 2017
Twenty-seven years since the passing of Harry Smith on this day, Monday the 27th, (Harry would, of course, have enjoyed the numerological alignment) Harry has been profiled and featured often on The Allen Ginsberg Project. most recently and extensively – here (see that[…]
John Wieners Selected ( Supplication) and Journals (Stars Seen In Person)
August 13, 2015
Pub. date isn’t until October 6th, but we couldn’t resist putting out the word on the forthcoming Selected Poems of John Wieners – edited by a trio of editors, Robert Dewhurst, Joshua Beckman and the ubiquitous CA Conrad “About himself, the author writes; / he is a tireless worker, and has a[…]
John Wieners Birthday
January 6, 2015
John Wieners birthday today . We celebrate (as always) America’s great poète maudit, pure poet, sacred soul, lyric singer, lover, gay hero, rare treasure, blessed icon. For previous (extensive) John Wieners posts on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see here, here  and here, here and here Here, courtesy of[…]