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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

Allen Ginsberg’s First Blues January 4, 2013: Here's a hot tip for all you NY hep-cats! Join Allen Ginsberg's friends, collaborators, relatives and co-conspirators Lou Reed, Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, CA Conrad, Steven Taylor, Arthur's Landing and others for a night of poetry and songs in one of the quintessential downtown New York Spaces to breathe new life into "First Blues" [...] by

Last Chance to Win a Ginsberg Poster December 19, 2012: Now is your last chance to show your Ginsberg smarts and win a super cool poster! It makes a perfect holiday gift (yeah right, we know you're keeping it for yourself!). The questions: What poem is this line from?: "come Poet shut up eat my word, and taste my mouth in your ear" Your hint is that the poem is on Volume 3 of "Holy Soul [...] by

Muse to Kerouac and Ginsberg, Neal Cassidy Profiled at The New Yorker December 13, 2012: Scott Staton writes about the "holy fool" Neal Cassidy over at The New Yorker. With Walter Salles’s film adaptation of On the Road opening in theaters on December 21st, Staton looks at Cassidy's place in the Beat canon. He writes: Cassady was a complicated soul whose creative energies found release through an immoderate enthusiasm [...] by

Ginsberg Poster Giveaway Round 3 December 12, 2012: If you haven't won one of these babies yet, now's your chance! The good folks at the Allen Ginsberg Estate have posted question número tres in their poster giveaway: Our trivia question today to win one of the Planet News posters below is as follows: What tracks on "Holy Soul Jelly Roll" are from the first session that Arthur Russell [...] by

Ginsberg Poster Giveaway Round 2 December 5, 2012: Make your way to Mr. Ginsberg's Facebook page and answer this ditty: Trivia question to win one of the "Ballad of the Skeletons" posters shown below: What speaker is Ginsberg referring to when he says, "Said the speaker skeleton, yes you will!" in the first line of "Ballad of the Skeletons"? Send your answer to [...] by

Can Anyone Say ‘Allen Ginsberg Poster Giveaway’? November 27, 2012: We're very thankful to the Allen Ginsberg Estate for hosting an Allen Ginsberg poster giveaway. We caught wind of the contest yesterday via Facebook and found this: Happy Monday from the Allen Ginsberg Estate! We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and want to kick off your holiday season with a poster contest giveaway. We'll be giving [...] by

Poets, Who Would They Have Voted For? November 7, 2012: Now that the multibillion dollar decision of 2012 is behind us, the good folks at the Huffington Post are wondering who famous authors would have voted for. Let's take a look at Langston Hughes's candidate of choice: Langston Hughes Who he'd vote for: Barack Obama Why?: "I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, [...] by

The BBC Remembers “Howl” November 1, 2012: Here's a nice audio piece from the BBC, featuring Michael McClure, in remembrance of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Enjoy! by

Give Them Ears: PennSound Radio’s Weeklong Allen Ginsberg Teach-In October 23, 2012: There's an Allen Ginsberg Marathon going on over at PennSound Radio--grapevine has it that they crossed the 120-hour mark around 1:00 EST yesterday, with plans to finish by Wednesday or Thursday. What's it, you ask? A veritable teach-in, we tell you, with a weeklong marathon of recordings from his courses at Naropa in the 1970s and 1980s. [...] by