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Angst For Hire August 16, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted an article noting a Craigslist ad from an enterprising poet, Aaron Belz, that read: "Poet available to begin work immediately. Capable in rhyme and meter, fluent in traditional and contemporary forms. Quotidian observations available at standard rate of $15/hour; occasional verse at slightly higher rate of [...] by

Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith, Holy! August 9, 2013: Open Culture just posted two mesmerizing videos of Patti Smith reciting Allen Ginsberg's “Footnote to Howl.” In one rendition, Smith is backed by Philip Glass and Tibetan monks, and in the other, Smith is chanting acappella in Florence, Italy: Today, we bring the two together, in two versions of Smith reading Ginsberg’s [...] by

Grace to be Born and Live as Variously As Possible: Elegies for O’Hara July 30, 2013: It's been forty-seven years since Frank O'Hara died and we're still sad about it. Who knows if he would have even been alive now: he would be eighty-seven. What would he have to say about everything that has happened since his death in 1966? To mark O'Hara's untimely death and to celebrate his memory, Andrew Epstein has compiled elegies [...] by

This Just In: College Hijinks Started Feud Between Ginsberg and Diana Trillings June 13, 2013: The Daily Beast reports that the Henry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, has discovered the origins of a long-standing feud between Allen Ginsberg and Diana Trilling. The source? A letter from Diana Trilling to Peter Orlovsky, Ginsberg's long-term partner, from the center's newly acquired Peter Orlovsky Archive. According to [...] by

Allen Ginsberg’s Celestial Homework May 22, 2013: We have our friends at the Paris Review blog to thank for pointing us to Open Culture where they've posted the celestial syllabus to Allen Ginsberg's 1977 course at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. A bit about the class: “Argh, you’re all amateurs in a professional universe!” roared Allen Ginsberg to a young class [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and sticky wistfulness of unfulfilled teenage desire roars back to life at each listening. Of course, many songs I still like from that time I know [...] by

Ginsberg Declares Lamantia as Forerunner March 18, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62845" align="alignright" width="500"] Cover to Lamantia's Destroyed Works. Collage by Bruce Conner, published by the Auerhahn Press in 1962[/caption] Last week we posted our enthusiasms for the forthcoming Collected Poems by Philip Lamantia, in which we did some digital digging into the archives of Poetry and assembled [...] by

Allen Ginsberg’s Photos at the GalleristNY January 24, 2013: Michael H. Miller takes a look at the current Allen Ginsberg photo exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, summing up the whole show thusly: As a photographer, Ginsberg was no Robert Frank, though he was highly influenced by Frank’s candid and imperfect style (Frank also appears in some of the works here). But as [...] by

Ginsberg Photo Exhibition Reviewed at NYT January 21, 2013: Over at the New York Times, Ken Johnson reviews "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” at the Grey Art Gallery and is more or less unimpressed with Ginsberg's photographic works. Sure, Ginsberg's a great poet, says Johnson, but "The best you can say about the pictures Ginsberg took during two periods in which he dabbled in the [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed at Interview January 10, 2013: Pardon the redundancy, but make your way over to Interview to read this great interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Christopher Bollen leads the conversation and introduces the piece by comparing Ferlinghetti to that other great American revolutionary George Washington: Our heroes tend not to own stores. But there is an exception—poet [...] by