Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday's Weekly Round-Up - 236

[Allen Ginsberg in 1994, throwing the opening pitch at a San Francisco Giants game - Photograph by Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle]

Steve Silberman gives a little of the back-story (in Our Allen) - "I was with Allen on this day when he got booed at Candlestick Park after throwing out the first pitch in a Giants game. When someone asked him if he was into baseball as a kid, he replied, "Are you kidding? I was a four-eyed sissy".

Jack Kerouac, however…  Here's our 2010 post on that. 



















and a rare clipping - squatting, front-row in a singlet - (courtesy Paul Maher Jr.)


















Here's a picture of William S Burroughs…. oops, maybe not!



















John Wieners celebrations in San Francisco last week (we drew your attention to them). Coming next month, celebrations in his home-town (Boston)  (Oct 21, make a note of it).
Meanwhile, don't miss Nat Raha in The Critical Flame - "A Queer Excess - The Supplication of John Wieners"  And here's a page from one of John's old notebooks - (Stars Seen In Person) - a list of stars

























"Amid the crowd of Hare Krishnas,/and old man who looked like Allen Ginsberg.." - It wasn't, of course, but exiled-in-America Pakistani poet, Hasan Mujtaba made a poem of it - see Sofian Khan's realization of that poem - here 

   



Ed Dorn's posthumous poems, Derelict Air, reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan on The Rumpus

Aimee Anderson writes on Amy Newman's "Feminist Take on…Howl" in the Huffington Post 


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Ginsberg Project Award for most unappetizing (pandering) newspaper headline -  The Guardian, last week, introducing arts coverage - "Allen Ginsberg and a vandalised vagina - the week in art" 

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