Monday, September 13, 2010

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg Allen's exhibition comes down this Thursday, September 16. If you haven't seen it, and plan to be in the area, it's last chance. It's been getting very positive reviews, and loads of coverage, and to top it off, The New York Times have given it one last plug in yesterday's Sunday Times edition.

["Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg": Neal Cassady and Natalie Jackson in San Francisco, in the show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate.]

Poet With a Kodak and a Restless Eye

WASHINGTON — The poet Allen Ginsberg, who died in 1997, adored life, feared death and craved fame. These obsessions seemed to have kept him, despite his practice of Buddhist meditation, from sitting still for long. He was constantly writing, teaching, traveling, networking, chasing lovers, sampling drugs, pushing political causes and promoting the work of writer friends. Read full review >>

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