Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 388
October 19, 2018
Andy Warhol’s photo archive  (consisting of 3,600 contact sheets and 130,000 images -“the most complete collection of the artist’s black-and-white photography ever made available to the public”)  was[…]
Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 386
October 5, 2018
The annual Jack Kerouac festival in Lowell, his home town (Lowell Celebrates Kerouac) began yesterday and continues through Monday.  This year, LCK is observing the thirtieth anniversary of the dedication of the Jack Kerouac Commemorative and the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Dharma Bums. Among the highlights, David Amram (of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 378
August 10, 2018
Michael Robbins on Book Post – on Gordon Ball’s iconic photograph “What better image of.. institutionalized complacency could be imagined than the assigning of Ginsberg’s verse to the nation’s future military elite, who – far from being scandalized by lines like “Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb” (from “America,” perhaps Ginsberg’s[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 361
April 13, 2018
Changes to our site you may have noticed.  Bear with us as we iron out a few more wrinkles.. Among the information freshly disseminated above, forthcoming autumn publications including Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965 edited by Michael Schumacher, tracking Allen’s most turbulent six months, his expulsion from Cuba, travels to Russia, Poland,[…]
Steven Taylor – 2
February 18, 2018
Continuing from yesterday – a Steven Taylor weekend. What a range of music to hear! False Prophet – Field Notes From The Punk Underground  (a must-read) is still very much in print “From 1988 through 1993, guitarist/vocalist Steven[…]
Steven Taylor
February 17, 2018
The dedication to Allen’s Cosmopolitan Geetings volume (1994) reads -“To Steven Taylor”  followed by that echoing line of William[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 351
February 2, 2018
Next week, Neal Cassady‘s birthday.,   On Friday and Saturday, next week, they’ll be the big celebration in Denver (with special guests, Jami Cassady and David Amram – for more information on those celebrations – see here). Monday,, it’s another Beat birthday – William Burroughs. There’s a celebration of that tonight – Three[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 350
January 26, 2018
Jerry Aronson‘s definitive documentary DVD,  The Life And Times of Allen Ginsberg, has been noted on this site several times before, but it’s a must-see, must-view, and, on the occasion of a refurbishing of Jerry’s web-site, bears repeating/revisiting. Archivist, poet, Randy Roark, remembers Allen’s response – “He saw a working copy at[…]
William Blake’s Birthday
November 28, 2017
William Blake was born today, two hundred and sixty years ago, in London, England We salute the great, inspired, poet, painter, visionary. Here’s poet, scholar, literary maverick, Iain Sinclair, for the British Library, on an essential quality of the man – William Blake’s radicalism [Blake’s image of Albion, accompanying the words Albion[…]