Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 379
August 17, 2018
Today Friday August 17,  Ed Sanders‘ 79th birthday.  Is there anyone more maverick, indefatigable? – ““Noli in spiritu combueri” –  Salute! –  Refuse to be burnt out!” Ed’s been featured many times here on The Allen Ginsberg Project –[…]
Blake continues – (Poetical Sketches)
July 11, 2018
AG: I have this chronology here, so I’d like to run over a few things in it.  The beginning of this (is on page) four hundred.  Little miscellaneous poems.  In the miscellaneous poems of the Poetical Sketches,  which are 1769 or so, there’s one “To Spring”, “To Summer”, “To Autumn”, “To Winter”,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Ed Sanders on Harry Smith
August 16, 2014
In anticipation of Ed Sanders’ seventy-fifth birthday tomorrow “Ed Sanders, poet and founding member of The Fugs, recalls his deep friendship with Harry Smith, compiler of the highly influential Anthology of American Folk Music. (Smith produced the Fugs’ first album in 1965) for Folkways Records“) “The recording sessions for Folkways Records resulted[…]
Conrad Rooks – Chappaqua
May 10, 2014
Chappaqua, the legendary 1966 film, written and directed by Conrad Rooks (Rooks not Brooks – sic), now available, in its entirety, on You Tube , is this weekend’s Allen Ginsberg Project focus.   Here’s the[…]
Maretta Greer
April 3, 2014
Maretta Greer, another of Allen’s “girlfriends”, his[…]
Investigative Poetics – 3
November 4, 2013
AG: So what I want to do this period is to talk about just what I understand of his (Ed Sanders) notion of “Investigative Poetry”, and the things that we’ve done in common (maybe touching on some things that he’ll go into in more extensive detail. I’ll just give my angle on[…]
Fugs Howl
July 14, 2013
And here’s one more from the Thelma Blitz Tuli Kupferberg/Fugs archive trove – “I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation Rot”, The Fugs lively 1966 musical interpretation of Allen’s classic“Howl” (which first appeared on the ESP disc, Virgin Fugs). Contributions to the video also from Jeffrey Lewis and Norman Savitt. That[…]
1968 Beat Exorcism
July 13, 2013
 Thelma Blitz’s dutiful documentation of The Fugs and, most particularly, the late great Tuli Kupferberg, we mentioned yesterday. Here’s a montage by her to audio of a fabled and curious event – the 1968 “Exorcism” at the Grave of Senator Joe McCarthy, in St Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin . [Senator[…]