Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday June 3 - Allen Ginsberg's Birthday

Every year it blossoms. The tree planted in memory of Allen in the back yard at St Mark's Church - the flowering dogwood, the good old Kousa dogwood. It did it again this year
(See previous flowering dogwood herehere and here)


Birthday celebrations tonight and a stellar reading in New York City at Poets House to launch the eagerly-anticipated publication of The Essential Allen Ginsberg.
Readings and performances of the poet's work included in the collection by Bob Rosenthal, Eliot Katz, Steven Taylor, Eileen Myles, Sharon Mesmer, Lee Ann Brown, Amy Lawless, Dawn Lundy Martin, Uche NdukaRyan Doyle May, and the collection's editor, Michael Schumacher.   


  1. The blossoms look stunning, what a gorgeous tribute to Allen!

  2. Hi! Does anyone know if there'll be a celebration for Allen's 90th birthday in June 3 2016???