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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 134
July 12, 2013
Big Allen-celebration in San Francisco this evening, Beat Reunion For more details here. The current July/August issue of Poetry magazine includes this memoir by Marjorie Perloff –“Allen Ginsberg – Remembering A Rose Rabbi” – “I have been listening[…]
Allen’s Recordings at the Woodberry Poetry Room
July 18, 2012
Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room (like San Francisco State on the West Coast, who we’ve reported on earlier) are in the process of digitalizing and putting on-line their extraordinary collection of poetry-recordings. We urge you to check them out here, on their web-site, at the so-called “Listening Booth” – unique recordings by Allen[…]
Pablo Neruda & Tuli Kupferberg
July 12, 2012
Today (Thursday) marks the birth (in 1904) of Pablo Neruda and the passing, two years ago, of the much-missed Tuli Kupferberg – two heroes and revolutionaries What do we think of Neruda’s death? – Here’s a recent piece on Al Jazeeera.   What do we think of Tuli’s life? – an exemplary one.[…]
New York, 1967, What Was Happening?
April 16, 2011
  “The prophecies of Marinetti are coming true some of them, the wilder, more poetic ones”, so, gleefully, declares Allen in this quintessentially 1967 documentary film by Antonello Branca, What’s Happening? What, indeed, is happening? Poets and painters and[…]
1998 Memorial
April 7, 2011
Thelma Blitz and Revolting News have generously made available Norman Savitt’s footage from the May 14 1998 memorial for Allen at The Cathedral Church of St John The Divine in New York. Included in this video document are brief[…]