USA Poetry – Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, 1965
December 9, 2017
We’ve been featuring, these last few months, video from the Stanford University Archives (a number of intriguing videos of Allen reside there, though curiously, not this one – Allen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1965, from the ground-breaking WNET television series, USA Poetry, directed, as they all were, by the remarkable poet and[…]
Gay Pride (Allen Ginsberg – Out Since The ‘Fifties)
June 25, 2017
Gay Pride – Allen Ginsberg –  LGBT hero – Today, celebrating the day,  a little fugitive footage – queer tv – from Network Q’s,  “Out Across America” –  episode 35, from  September 1994 – (for the[…]
Oyez Press Kral Majales
November 19, 2015
Kral Majales – We’ve spotlighted several times before  (here, here and here) but today we wanted to spotlight the beautiful phallic 1965 Robert LaVigne-designed  Oyez Press poster     And the Communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses and lying policemen and the Capitalists proffer Napalm and money in[…]
Queer Beat – 2 – (Straight Hearts’ Delight)
November 17, 2015
One of the great (sadly out-of-print)  Ginsberg titles (but something well worth hunting down) is the selection published in 1980 by Winston Leyland‘s pioneering Gay Sunshine Press – Straight Hearts’ Delight – Love Poems and Selected Letters 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky.              [Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky, 1963 – Photograph[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 224
June 26, 2015
  Beatnik Shindig this upcoming weekend. We spotlighted it last week but are reminding you again. The place to be right now – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco   Hot hot news – Allen Ginsberg ‘s recently-(re)discovered pro-Bernie Sanders poem “Burlington Snow”.  Here’s the hand-written poem courtesy the University of Vermont Library  (written[…]
More Peter Orlovsky – (A Life In Words)
June 2, 2014
  The St Marks Poetry Project tonight (8 o’clock) sees the book-launch for Peter Orlovsky‘s A Life In Words (we’ve spoken already of the book here, citing some of the poems, here’s a few (just a few) of the never-before-seen journal-entries Readers from the book, alongside editor, Bill Morgan, will include, Ed[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 171
April 4, 2014
  Iggy Pop interviews Johnny Depp in the current Interview magazine (Vanity Fair’s Julie Miller also picked up on this, on their blog, summarizing it, a little moralistically, with a shock-horror headline (more demonizing?) –  “Johnny Depp[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 165
February 21, 2014
Two weeks since the last round-up, so let’s get right to it. Robert LaVigne – The troubling case of Robert LaVigne and the allegedly stolen paintings. Newspaper reports last year noted a court[…]