Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan on Renaldo and Clara
November 17, 2018
“Allen Ginsberg:  What attracts you as a poet to movies? What do you look for? Bob Dylan: To shift my consciousness somewhere – hopefully to a place that applies to my own personal experience. I want to be entertained. If I see a movie that really moves me around I’m totally astounded.[…]
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March 9, 2018
Beyond Beat, the five-day Los Angeles Beat  convention continues. Among the highlights tonight, a group reading of “Howl” (also a performance of Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”, and a poetry reading by Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Vangelisti). Tomorrow (Saturday) will include a “Punk and Beat” panel  (with V. Vale, Jerry Casale, and S.A.Griffin), a[…]
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May 12, 2017
From Steve Silberman‘s review of the new Allen Ginsberg book, Bill Morgan‘s selection of Allen’s lectures, Best Minds of My Generation, which appeared last weekend in the San Francisco Chronicle:   “Scholarly, wide-ranging and full of penetrating insight and fascinating literary gossip, the[…]
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March 17, 2017
Michael Schumacher‘s revelationary collection of fugitive pieces, First Thought, Conversations With Allen Ginsberg, out just this month is a must-read.  Here’s an excerpt (Allen on the necessities of drug legalization) – but there’s so much more. [Allen Ginsberg[…]
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September 30, 2016
Kristen Stewart [Marylou (LuAnne Henderson) in Walter Salles’  On The Road photographed in Los Angeles September, 2016 © Cousart/JFX images   Wait Till I’m Dead, Allen Ginsberg’s recently-published collection of uncollected posthumous poems, (which has not had anything like the notices that it should have), recently received an attentive and intelligent review[…]
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September 2, 2016
  Edson cemetry, Lowell, Mass. The exact location. Bob Dylan and Allen visiting Jack Kerouac’s grave. We’ve featured Bob Egan‘s conceptual recreations – Popspots – before –  here.  Here’s his re-staging of two of Ken Regan’s iconic photos. Here’s another of his Popspots ( “Pot Is A Reality Kick” – Benedict J[…]
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November 13, 2015
All this talk about Allen Ginsberg‘s ubiquity. “Did you know”, I said, “Did you know that there are Columbia students, Columbia undergraduate students, who don’t know who Allen Ginsberg is!”  (Betsy Ladyzhets, writing in Bwog, Columbia[…]
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August 28, 2015
  Jack Kerouac on Allen Ginsberg. We’ve been featuring Ginsberg on Kerouac, but here‘s a pretty candid Kerouac-on-Ginsberg notebook entry.   Jack writes: “Ginsberg – intelligent enuf – interested in the outward appearance and pose of great things, intelligent enuf to know where to find them, but once there he acts like Jerry[…]
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December 20, 2013
New books from the University of California Press noted on the horizon (we’ll be saying more about them all in the weeks ahead) – Robert Duncan’s  Collected Essays and Other Prose and Collected Later Poems and Plays (the introduction to which[…]
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May 24, 2013
Beat Memories, Allen’s photo show opened yesterday at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Organized by Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Photographs at the National[…]