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Ginsberg Injection
Nightly Dose of Ginsberg

After 24 years, the video of Allen Ginsberg's legendary appearance at Loyola University New Orleans is now online. The overflow crowd filled up all the aisles and the outside lobby, so he invited audience members to sit on the stage with him. He also did a meditation workshop, and his Collected Poems had just appeared so he spent a whole afternoon signing copies and illustrating each with a drawing. Thanks to Alyce Santoro for helping make this video available. Thanks to Andrei Codrescu for encouraging Allen to come. And above all, we remember with gratitude Allen Ginsberg for his genius and generosity.

 
Barry Miles and Allen Ginsberg In the Kitchen
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In Allen's kitchen on East 12th Street. I have a great memory of Miles typing at the kitchen table while Allen looked over his shoulder. Great working conditions! I don't know how he did it. Its a heart warming patriotic shot.
 
A Flower For John Clark
Allen Ginsberg Art
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NEW WORK BY FLORIN ION FIRIMITA
The End of Beauty
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Conception 2014
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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? asks Scott Bailey

by Scott Bailey

 

 

 one-in-many

 

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I Am As You Are Anything by Mark Sargent

by Mark Sargent

We woke up and there it was: poetry!

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Akim, Zappy and the Green Eye by Pierre Joris

by Pierre Joris

from Pierre's ongoing memoir
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Two poems by Athena Kashyap

by Athena Kashyap

 

Until early this century, Hindus believed that if you crossed the oceans, the “black waters,” by leaving the physical boundaries of India, you would lose your identity and become...
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Mark Sargent: Letter from Greece 12

by Mark Sargent

Our indefatigable Sargent keeps Geeece in the news!
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Narlan Matos translated by Sally Perret

by Narlan Matos

Translation is, ideally, a buddhist exercise in ego-shedding. Practically, it's ego-boosting from a dead writer. Sometimes it's a mix. And sometimes it's about what it's about. Which in the case of poetry is never the case.


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The Lefka Tree & New Aural Fashions by Mark Sargent

by Mark Sargent

Mark Sargent, our Odysseus, wanders the world for the Corpse, to bring news of nouveau labor. We also present his technology for "aural fashions," patent pending. Now and then Derrida haunts him, so he calls Lacan to exorcise him. And when he's done, guests who won't leave...
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Multilegged Milliped by Gershon Hepner

by Gershon Hepner

Gershon Hepner (gwhepner@yahoo.com ) is America's news poet, author of seventy thousand (you heard right!) poems on the margins of comments of interest to him, culled from our ever-growing media. His wide interests are expressed in extraordinarily thoughtful,...
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The Gratuitous Trashing of a Literary Giant

by Einar Moos

The Gratuitous Trashing of a Literary Giant


In The New York Times of 29 January 2012, Jeanette Winterson published a...
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Digitur by Calin-Andrei Mihailescu

by Calin-Andrei Mihailescu

Peter begat Johannoe
stay tuned for who Johannoe begat

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New Poems by Lidija Dimkovska

by Lidija Dimkovska

 Lidija Dimkovska's bells toll for us

Translated from the Macedonian by Ljubica Arsovska and Peggy Reid


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On Generosity

by Mark Sargent

Our correspondent in Greece is Socrates.
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Wormwood Scrubs by Steven J. Fowler

by Steven J. Fowler

 all heart & some voices


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Poezii de S?nziana-Maria Stoie

by S?nziana-Maria Stoie

These are from "Noaptea," (Night), poems by a young Romanian poet. She is worth learning Romanian for.
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Andrei Molotiu's Transfigured Nights

by Andrei Molotiu

thinking of her
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Calin's Cameo Therapy and Mexican Occasions

by Calin-Andrei Mihailescu



We find Calin Mihailescu's Cameo Therapy more amorous than therapeutic, which is what we look for in a poem, carefully weighing amor against therapy, and publishing only that which contains more amor. Calin is multilingual and writes with all his tongues: we post here some of...
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Jack Micheline, the Last Boho

by Gerald Nicosia

Gerald Nicosia, the Proust-cum-Don Quijote of the Beats, looks at Jack Micheline, whom he calls "the last Bohemian poet." He makes the case for Micheline's poetry, which is important. The so-called "Beats" left behind a lot of poets who were too drunk to get on the ship...
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EXTRA! An unknown text by Urmuz! In Search of Urmuz by Florina Kostulias

by Florina Kostulias

Florina Kostulias has been hot on the trail of Urmuz, the Romanian writer considered by many to be the founder of the absurdist strain of 20th century art and literature, a strain that included most of the avantgardes, including the Dada movement and the Theatre of the Absurd. The search for Urmuz,...
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ACTUALISM RETURNS! AFTER HAVING NEVER GONE AWAY! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

by Dave Morice

ACTUALISM RETURNS!
AFTER HAVING NEVER GONE AWAY!
READ ALL ABOUT...
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Bob Holman On Words!

by Bob Holman

Bob Holman Released!

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9/11, god, and the mets by michael andre

by Michael Andre

the legend of the unmuzzled ox speaks
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Ruxandra Cesereanu Dance-Harvests Poetry in Armenia (in Romanian and English)

by Ruxandra Cesereanu

Ruxandra Cesereanu at Armenian Bacchanalia!
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