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Penguin Modern Poets Strikes Back! June 14, 2016: Guardian reports that the Penguin Modern Poets Series, the UK’s publisher of such luminaries as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Stevie Smith, is relaunching in order to highlight a new [...] by

Bagley Wright Lecture Series News: Hoa Nguyen and Cedar Sigo June 14, 2016: On its website, The Bagley Wright Lecture Series has posted a great interview with Hoa Nguyen which took place just after her lecture on the practice of teaching creative writing on April 21st at [...] by

Forward Recounts That Time When Bernie Sanders Walked Out of an Allen Ginsberg Reading February 18, 2016: Don’t worry! Sanders’s abrupt exit was most likely due to foul language. Allan M. Jalon reports at Forward: When did Allen Ginsberg and Bernie Sanders first meet? What were the [...] by

Polaroid Photographer Elsa Dorfman, Friend of the Poets, Retires at 78 January 6, 2016: The New York Times profiles the much-loved Polaroid-portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, who is retiring from her craft at the age of 78. “The main reason is that the film and chemicals she [...] by

Connecticut Teacher Forced to Resign After Teaching Allen Ginsberg June 1, 2015: Seriously? Seriously. South Windsor Connecticut School District recently forced longtime, award-winning teacher, David Olio, to resign after discussing Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Please [...] by

HOWL to benefit The David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Foundation March 20, 2015: If you live in Los Angeles, we hope that you’ll howl. Yes yes you heard that right. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “Howl,” rockers Courtney Love, [...] by

South Windsor High School English Teacher Suspended After Exposing Students to Inappropriate Poem March 4, 2015: Wait for it… it’s an Allen Ginsberg poem! And yet, unlike Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” which was seized by U.S. customs in 1956, resulting in the arrest of Howl and Other [...] by

The Paris Review Corrects the Error January 22, 2015: Oops! The Paris Review has expressed its apologies to Allen Ginsberg for neglecting to make a correction regarding his thoughts on LSD. From TPR: When The Paris Review interviewed Allen Ginsberg for [...] by

Defender of ‘Howl,’ Al Bendich, Dies at 85 January 15, 2015: Al Bendich, the last living participant in the team that defended Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” against obscenity charges, passed away on January 5th in Oakland. He was 85. Benedich is [...] by

Kerouac and Cassady Estates Say ‘Not So Fast’ to the Auction of Infamous Joan Anderson Letter December 15, 2014: An auction house in Southern California, Profiles in History, planned to sell the infamous “Joan Anderson” letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac on December 17th: until both the [...] by