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‘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

SF Zine Fest in Review: Best of the Lo-Fi Set! September 5, 2013: San Francisco Zine Fest took place this weekend! Known as the Bay Area’s “Premiere Zine Festival,” Sam Lefebvre of SF Weekly provided us with this fantastic wrap-up and one heck of [...] by

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] by