[Allen Ginsberg - Allen Ginsberg Nude Self-Portrait, Portland, Seattle, 1991 - Photograph via the University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2014]
Opening last week (Feb 20) and up till early April (April 5), it's the University of Toronto's Ginsberg photo show, "We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996) curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith - currently at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver
"Essential viewing" - Burroughs: The Movie moves from the New York Film Festival to the Glasgow Film Festival. Read Rob Dickie's review (for Sound on Sight) here
Kerouac news - coming soon (March 7 and 8) - the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac celebrations
Still time (March 26 is the closing date) to help support The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso. The Kickstarter page regarding the book can be found here
More on Annalisa Mari Pegrum's bilingual anthology of Beat women, Beat Attitude - Antologia de mujeres poetas de la generación beat - here
"Selfies" - since we lead off this week with one of Allen's "pre-selfie-selfies", here's some others
Here's a very different vision of Allen - San Francisco Assemblage artist, Bruce Conner's classic work of 1960 - wood, fabric, wax, tin-can, glass, feathers, metal, string and spray paint, "Portrait of Allen Ginsberg" - Recognize him?