Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 2
August 28, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interview with Bob Rosenthal continues JS: Would the captions change much then, the more he was captioning? Especially some of the iconic ones which he must have captioned dozens of times. BR: Sometimes the difference would be the change of an adjective, a tweaking, but sometimes something will come up[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 380
August 24, 2018
The esteemed Poetry Foundation has been working (consistently) on its web presence. It’s just recently consolidated and organized this useful resource – An Introduction to the Beat Poets.[…]
Jacqueline Gens Interview – part 2
August 21, 2018
Robert Frank – New York City, September 1993 – photo: Allen Ginsberg] John Shoesmith interviews Jacqueline Gens on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – continues JS: Do you have any favourites from the collection? JG: I loved the portraits from the 1980s. The one of Juanita Lieberman, from the Twelve Trees book, one of[…]
Sid Kaplan Interview – part 2
August 14, 2018
John Shoesmith interview with Sid Kaplan on his work as printer of Allen Ginsberg’s photography continues¬†   JS: I’m sure that famous Kerouac photo on the fire escape was one you probably could have done in your sleep, seeing as you probably printed it dozens[…]
Sid Kaplan Interview
August 13, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interviews with those involved with Allen as a photographer continues. ¬†Today – Sid Kaplan Although largely known outside the world of photography, the name Sid Kaplan is legendary, particularly within the New York City photography scene. While a highly-respected photographer in his own right,[…]
Brian Graham Interview – part 2
August 7, 2018
Brian Graham on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continues JS: I’m interested in Allen and his photographic “eye” – did he know what he was looking for when he was looking at a contact sheet and what he’d want printed?[…]
Brian Graham on The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
August 6, 2018
Brian Graham‘s journey from his birthplace of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to New York City bgan in the early 1980’s when he met the famed photographer Robert Frank, who for many years has spent his summers in the Maritimes. Sensing that Graham was curious about[…]
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – part 2
July 31, 2018
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continued from yesterday JS: Robert Frank was obviously an important influence for Allen. RF: For most people I knew, Allen was a real hero, but Allen had his own heroes, and Robert was certainly one of them. Allen worshipped Robert. So the photography was a[…]
Kerouac-Cassady (Jack Kerouac Scat Singing)
June 25, 2018
We continue this week mining the treasure which is the extraordinary trove of audio at the Allen Ginsberg archives, now housed at Stanford University. Today, a remarkable discovery – Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. The tape (there are two copies, actually, 131[…]
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[…]