Thursday, February 25, 2010
Interview with Carolyn Cassady
Thanks to Steve Silberman for catching this unpublished interview by Barnaby Smith, conducted almost three years ago in anticipation of the new edition of Carolyn's memoirs, Off The Road: Twenty Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg. Smith was never able to find a home for the interview and so's posted it on his blog Bunyip Voodoo:
"Once every so often something genuinely worthwhile graces these pages, and this is one of them.
Around two-and-a-half years ago I was sent a press release by publishers Black Spring Press, announcing that Carolyn Cassady was re-surfacing from rural Berkshire to promote the new edition of her memoirs, Off The Road: Twenty Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg. I asked for an interview, got it, then could find no publications willing to take the feature, for lots of different reasons. In my chaotic life back then I subsequently seemed to lose the confounded interview transcript, only for it to turn up again recently. Here below, therefore, is an edited presentation of the interview. Read interview >>
2012 update - links to this and other Carolyn Cassady interviews and commentary may be found here