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Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How [...] by

The Winter of Our Disco Tent April 18, 2014: “…the terrible and noteworthy irony…”—H.H. Bancroft. New York City during the war years was, unless you were eating sushi with the Simics, a dark and horrible place. It was as if [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We’ll See You…. in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can’t wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was [...] by

PopFront Marxists Sure Can Dance February 21, 2014: PopFront inaugurates its “Marxist Mixtape” series with Allen Ginsberg’s “The Ballad of the Skeletons.” PopFront writes, “The goal of Marxist Mixtape is to cover [...] by

Six Gallery Poets Featured in Photo Exhibition February 19, 2014: We just found out about this magnificent photo exhibition currently up at Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art: Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Six Gallery Poets [...] by

‘Dear Bozo’: Creeley’s Letters to Allen Ginsberg January 13, 2014: A wonderful addition to the world made manifest by the good editors at University of California Press is The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, edited by Rod Smith, Peter Baker, and Kaplan Harris. [...] by

Locus Solus Serves Up Rare Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka Footage November 7, 2013: We’re grateful to Andrew Epstein for pointing us to this rare footage of a poetry reading featuring Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones), and Ray Bremser at the [...] by

Ginsy Goes to the Movies with Kill Your Darlings October 18, 2013: It’s Friday, and if you’re heading to the movies you can do a lot worse than checking out a flick featuring a young Allen Ginsberg! For all you beatniks out there, you probably already [...] by