Henri Cartier-Bresson: Allen Ginsberg at a poetry reading session, Greenwich Village, 1959
Allen Ginsberg Q & A 1996 at Texas State part one - Mind Writing Slogans, William Burroughs, Wallace Stevens, Bob Dylan, African Rhythms and Collard Greens
Allen Ginsberg Q and A 1966 at Texas State part two - conclusion - Yeats, the blues, Gramsci and Whitman, Buddhism and action, the Signifying Monkey, and more
Allen Ginsberg - Rainbow Honor Walk
The Rainbow Honor Walk seeks to honor heroines & heroes of the LGBT communities through a sidewalk tribute in San Francisco’s historic Castro district to honor their contributions.
— William S. Burroughs (via jacobwren)
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Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg ~ photographed by Hank O’Neal
When Allen drew his last breaths after midnight on April 5, 1997, Peter was beside him. “Goodbye, darling,” he said, kissing the poet’s head just before the moment of death
Rare photo of Corso, Rexroth, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Snyder and others. c.1974.
Hafiften uyku derdindedir duraklarda uyanır. Değiştir. Başla. Her şey kesin ve net. TV antenleri göğü emiyor. Saat zamanın akşamüzeri dörtten sonra koşturduğu gibi koşuyor.
William S. Burroughs / Yumuşak Makine Syf: 7-8
"There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We’re in science fiction now." ~ Allen Ginsberg
Artwork by Martin Duvander
“as soon as you know you are in prison, you have a possibility to escape.”
William S Burroughs
Kim Gordon , Michael Stipe & William S Burroughs
Allen Ginsberg at a demonstration in San Francisco, Oct. 1963.
Sign reads, ”War is black magic / Belly flowers to North and South Vietnam / include everybody / End the human war / Name hypnosis and fear is the / Enemy—Satan go home! / I accept America and Red China / To the human race / Madame Nhu and Mao Tse-Tung / Are in the same boat of meat.”
"I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place/ Where I was lost alone/ Folk looked right through me into space/And passed with eyes of stone.." Allen Ginsberg’s "New Stanzas for Amazing Grace", an up-dated revisioning of an old song, was composed (in April 1994) at the request of Ed Sanders for his innovative project, ”The New Amazing Grace” (new lyrics, old melody), and was performed, in November of that year, as part of an all-star gathering at the Poetry Project (St Mark’s Church) in New York.
below (courtesy of the soundtrack of the indispensible Jerry Aronson’s Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg DVD) is Paul Simon, giving his tasteful version (of Allen’s poem).