Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday's Weekly Round-Up - 206

Last week, we broke the news of Michael Schumacher's upcoming Ginsberg digest - The Essential Ginsberg, this week, more publication news - Publishers Weekly announced the upcoming "I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career", the selected correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, edited by Bill Morgan, due out from City Lights later in the year - "The majority of letters collected here have never before been published and they span the period from 1955 until Ginsberg's death in 1997. Facsimilies and photographs enhance the collection, an evocative portrait of an inspiring and enduring relationship."

[Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg]

Next week (next Tuesday) Bob Dylan's new (Frank Sinatra-inspired) album comes out, Shadows In The Night
Hereherehere and here are some early reviews 
and another one here

His recent interview for AARP (American Association of Retired Persons - sic), "his first interview in nearly three years", where he discusses the disc (and his feelings about aging), may be accessed here 

 The lyrics (none Dylan's own), thoughtfully transcribed, are here  


Here's a rather frenzied presentation of Allen's "Cosmopolitan Greetings" (the title-poem of his 1995 book), to the soundtrack of the French electronica group, Air (Amour Imagination Rêve). ("Alpha Beta Gaga")

Speaking of John Wieners (as we were the other week) - essential reading - A selection of his letters and poems to his friend (and sometime Black Mountain mate) Michael Rumaker were recently made available by Ben Mazer's The Battersea Review  

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