Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 344
December 1, 2017
We promised we’d have word for you, and now it’s finally out! A definitive Chinese edition of the Collected Poems 1947-1997, from Chinese publishing house Shanghai 99  has just hit stores in China – a stunning three-volume set, with translations by Hui Ming.   More details on the publisher’s Chinese language web-site- here.  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 325
July 21, 2017
Allen Ginsberg in the Archives at Stanford University Today big news to report, Stanford University have finally completed a monumental task – the audio/video elements that were reformatted from the Ginsberg papers are now available as streaming media through their catalog. We’ll be focusing more on this in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 227
July 17, 2015
Family heirlooms –  Pat Sebold, Allen’s first cousin (Allen’s father, Louis, was the brother of her mother, Clara), earlier this month, donated “a voluminous collection of Ginsberg memorabilia to the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey –[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 225
July 3, 2015
  Sometime since we noted great Ginsberg parodies – Remember Yelp? and Tweet? – even “Peter LaBarbera” (!) – Filip Noterdaeme has taken it one stage further, not just revisiting ‘Howl” (the opening poem) but that entire book! – Growl and Other Poems will be published by Lit Fest Press in the[…]
A Mix Tape/Allen Ginsberg Dancing
April 6, 2013
A “mix tape“?  A little weekend-indulgence. – Since we’re wondering if all these items were caught the first time they were posted, we’re running them (well, alerting you to them) again.   how about.. America/Closing Time – Allen Ginsberg/Tom WaitsSpell/Footnote to Howl – Patti SmithHadda Be[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 95
October 12, 2012
The Hungryalists   – who here remembers The Hungryalists? Even we, in our extensive Beats In India post last year neglected to mention them. We have had a permanent link to Tridib and Alo Mitra’s important account – and an updating of it and restatement appeared in the Indian press last week (see[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 60
February 10, 2012
    We at The Allen Ginsberg Project, we love our “Ginsberg tattoos” – they’re among the most popular posts, curiously – or maybe not so curiously. So here‘s another – “I wake to see the world go wild” – the line is from “An Eastern Ballad”. “Lauralemon” explains: “My obsession with[…]
Sonic Youth (and Allen Ginsberg)
November 8, 2011
Sonic Youth‘s “Hits of Sunshine (for Allen Ginsberg)” on the 1998 album, A Thousand Leaves, is a stand-out track and one we can’t believe we haven’t spotlighted before. Allen and the band became close friends and performed together on several occasions towards the end of his life. Here’s transcriptions from Thurston Moore[…]
Jim Carroll reciting “8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain”
February 12, 2010
We realize most of you couldn’t make it to the St. Mark’s Church memorial reading for Jim Carroll – for geographical but also snowstorm reasons – so here’s a clip our friend Laki Vazakas tracked down, this one of Jim reading “”8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain.” Thurston Moore gave it a beautiful[…]