Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals
November 5, 2018
Publication day tomorrow (November 6) for Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals – January-May 1965, edited by Michael Schumacher and published by the University of Minnesota Press – the first of three in a series of unpublished travel journals Anne Waldman: “”Iron Curtain Journals is a romp of complex encounters and intrigue:[…]
Barry Farber – 7 (interview concludes)
April 23, 2018
The Allen Ginsberg-Barry Farber radio transcription that we’ve been serializing continues and concludes today BF: I want (you) to read from the Table of Contents, like the virtuous… AG: (It’s) a bit long, like eight minutes or so. Something.. And I had been used, generally, on television, to be told[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 4
April 15, 2018
We continue with the transcription of Allen’s appearance on Barry Farber’s 1976 radio broadcast. In this episode, a punk Jonathan Robbins appears to the consternation of Barry Farber, and Allen discusses, among other things, ecology (eco-consciousness) and the apparent difficulty (alleged impossibility) of translation.  BF:  (The Beat Generation) ….was every[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 3
April 14, 2018
The Barry Farber 1976 interview that we featured last week continues. Audio for the interview can be heard here and here  BF: I’m Barry Farber, Peter Orlovsky is with us –  I think that means “the son of the eagle” AG: Right…  Russian too. BF: Allen[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
July 19 (Mayakovsky’s Birthday)
July 19, 2017
Today, July 19, the great poet, Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, was born in Baghdati, Georgia. We’ve featured Mayakovsky numerous times here on the Allen Ginsberg Project. For example, here and here. The fourteen-part series, Allen’s 1981 focus (with in-class presentation by Ann Charters)  begins here, and continues  here, here and […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 320
June 16, 2017
June 23, next Friday. We’re getting closer to the official release-date, but we’re already putting the word out  about this exciting Ginsberg re-release from Omnivore Recordings of Allen’s settings of William Blake. Here’s more info (courtesy Aquarium Drunkard) and here’s the official video just put[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 309
April 7, 2017
The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of The Beats As Taught by Allen Ginsberg is just out (this past Tuesday) from Penguin Books in England. Next Friday, Grove Press will publish the American edition.  Interesting to compare the covers perhaps – the more sober UK edition, the more brash,[…]
The Ginsberg-Ferlinghetti Letters
July 25, 2015
The phrase is, of course, Emerson‘s, writing to congratulate Walt Whitman “ I greet you at the beginning of a great career, which yet must have had a long foreground somewhere for such a start. I rubbed my eyes a little to see if this sunbeam were no illusion; but the solid[…]
The 1996 National Security Archive Interview part 1
May 30, 2015
                                   Poetry and politics – The ‘Fifties and the ‘Sixties. Allen Ginsberg’s  August 8 1996 interview with the National Security Archive at George Washington University, which appears on their web-site (and was cited last week in our post about Allen’s FBI  […]