Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 371 (Gay Pride)
June 22, 2018
Gay Pride in San Francisco and New York this weekend   Allen Ginsberg interviewed on Stonewall Nation, (WBFO-FM, SUNY, Buffalo), October 6, 1978, by Alex Van Oss and Al Hershberger (recording courtesy the incomparable PennSound) AVO: You’ve been out as gay for[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 368
June 1, 2018
June 3 – this Sunday – is Allen’s birthday. To celebrate the Howl Happening Gallery in New York City has organized once again it’s now-annual event.  This year it features David Amram, Ed Sanders, Hettie Jones, Eileen Myles, Simon Pettet, and Peter Hale (manager of the Ginsberg Estate), amongst others. The event[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
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 – 349
January 19, 2018
Opening tonight in New York, at the New York Public Library, You Say You Want A Revolution – Remembering the Sixties – a comprehensive exhibition, drawn from the library’s holdings, “exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 316
May 19, 2017
Excited to have received early advance copies  of  Pat Thomas‘ remarkable follow-up to the The Last Word on First Blues  CD-set, (release-date isn’t until June 23) – the  two-CD re-packaging of the Blake[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 282
August 26, 2016
The second-part of an in-depth interview with Michael Horowitz, Timothy Leary’s longtime archivist, recently appeared. The first (posted back in November 2015) can be seen here. The second, brings Allen in to the picture (Lisa Rein, the Archives digital librarian,[…]
Allen to Peter, 1961 (on Dissolution of Ego)
November 18, 2015
The Ginsberg-Orlovsky correspondence. Mindful that yesterday we provided you only with selected snippets. Here’s one uninterrupted letter from that voluminous correspondence (only a small segment of which was made available in Straight Hearts’ Delight – and only the Orlovsky side in Peter[…]
Allen Ginsberg in Glasgow, Scotland, 1973
November 29, 2014
  More vintage video today (courtesy the CCA (Center For Contemporary Arts), Glasgow), documentary footage of Allen’s reading at the Scottish Arts Council Building in Blythswood Square, on August 10 1973, divided into three parts. Part One – [Be aware of the technical difficulties at the very beginning (for approximately the first[…]
Gerd Stern 3 (Gerd Stern Remembers Harry Smith)
October 21, 2014
Gerd Stern: “It was a great success. The auditorium was always full; everybody paid except Harry Smith. Harry Smith was someone who was a spectacular creative being who died recently . I first met Harry–I think[…]