Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 1
September 10, 2018
The feature this week – Alice Notley‘s keynote speech at the Allen Ginsberg Symposium, this past May 5th, at the St Marks Poetry Project in New York – on Allen[…]
The St Mark’s Poetry Project’s Allen Ginsberg Symposium
May 3, 2018
Starting today – The Allen Ginsberg Symposium at the St Mark’s Poetry Project in New York City. This evening, a group reading with Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and sam sax. Tomorrow (from 2-5) an Ed Sanders workshop – “Investigative Poetry and the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 363
April 27, 2018
An Allen Ginsberg Symposium coming up next week at the Poetry Project. Three days of events next Thursday through Saturday. Full details of the programming can be found here. Highlights include, “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry, Its Genius & Particles”, a keynote talk by Alice Notley, workshops with Anne Waldman and Ed[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 359
March 30, 2018
Today, Friday March 30th. is Howl dedicatee, Carl Solomon‘s birthday. For last year’s Carl Solomon posting (“Remembering Carl Solomon”) – see here) It’s also the anniversary of Rimbaud‘s lover, the poet, Paul Verlaine‘s birthday.  (For a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at St Marks Poetry Project 1977
August 5, 2017
We featured one, from the extraordinary trove of recordings of Allen readings, last week, from PennSound (from the Robert Creeley collection – 1971 at Intersection, San Francisco). Here‘s another, six years later- from the St Mark’s Poetry Project[…]
Larry Fagin (1937-2017)
May 28, 2017
Larry Fagin, poet, editor, teacher, long-time leading member of the so-called “New York School” of poetry, died yesterday. He was 79 years old. An important co-worker with Allen at Naropa (and, coincidentally, upstairs neighbour in his 12th Street tenement in Manhattan), he was, (though not himself a Buddhist), alongside fellow St Marks[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 298
January 6, 2017
The 2016 Pompidou Center Beat Generation show (currently up, in a revised version at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany) made it as number three in the art-site Hyperallergic‘s years-end list of the  “top 15 exhibitions around the world” . The artist-critic Joseph Nechvatal writes:  “The entire airy layout of the Centre Pompidou’s retrospective[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 237
September 25, 2015
                                                          Herschel Silverman  (1926-2015) – Photo by Jeffrey Weinberg Herschel Silverman, New Jersey “Beat” legend passed away last Saturday, aged 89, “The Candystore Man”. Allen immortalized him in his poem, “Television Was A Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber” – “candystore emperor Hersch Silverman, dreaming of telling the Truth, but his[…]
Patti Smith’s Birthday
December 30, 2014
Patti Smith‘s birthday today.  Patti Smith, who has done so much to spread the word about Allen. For starters see here, here and here. Here’s our note on her last year’s birthday – here  A “renaissance woman”, as Variety recently described her.   Tonight sees the second night of her annual New York[…]