October 13, 2014
little-girl-under-a-lilac-tree:

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Allen Ginsberg at a poetry reading session, Greenwich Village, 1959

little-girl-under-a-lilac-tree:

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Allen Ginsberg at a poetry reading session, Greenwich Village, 1959

October 13, 2014
ginzyblog:

Allen Ginsberg Q & A 1996 at Texas State part one - Mind Writing Slogans, William Burroughs, Wallace Stevens, Bob Dylan, African Rhythms and Collard Greens 
http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/allen-ginsberg-steven-taylor-at-texas_11.html
and 
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 
http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/allen-ginsberg-steven-taylor-at-texas.html

ginzyblog:

Allen Ginsberg Q & A 1996 at Texas State part one - Mind Writing Slogans, William Burroughs, Wallace Stevens, Bob Dylan, African Rhythms and Collard Greens

http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/allen-ginsberg-steven-taylor-at-texas_11.html

and 

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

http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/allen-ginsberg-steven-taylor-at-texas.html

October 13, 2014
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.

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.

October 5, 2014
"I do definitely mean what I say to be taken literally, yes, to make people aware of the true criminality of our times, to wise up the marks. All of my work is directed against those who are bent, through stupidity or design, on blowing up the planet or rendering it uninhabitable."

— William S. Burroughs (via jacobwren)

(Source: theparisreview.org, via beatbopped)

October 5, 2014
derrierelasalledebains:

#peterorlovsky #williamburroughs #tangier #tanger

derrierelasalledebains:

#peterorlovsky #williamburroughs #tangier #tanger

(via fuckyeahbeatgeneration)

October 5, 2014
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
 

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

 

October 4, 2014

lost-roads:

Rare photo of Corso, Rexroth, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Snyder and others. c.1974.

(via jackkerrouac)

October 4, 2014
people-and-strange:

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

people-and-strange:

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

October 4, 2014
Allen Ginsberg ~  by Nam June Paik

Allen Ginsberg ~  by Nam June Paik

October 4, 2014
Allen Ginsberg, New York City, August 1987
Photography - Hank O’Neal

Allen Ginsberg, New York City, August 1987

Photography - Hank O’Neal

October 4, 2014
"There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We’re in science fiction now." ~ Allen Ginsberg
Artwork by Martin Duvander

"There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We’re in science fiction now." ~ Allen Ginsberg

Artwork by Martin Duvander

May 24, 2014
david-f-locke:

“as soon as you know you are in prison, you have a possibility to escape.”
William S Burroughs

david-f-locke:

“as soon as you know you are in prison, you have a possibility to escape.”

William S Burroughs

(via beatbopped)

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May 22, 2014
5to1:

Kim Gordon , Michael Stipe & William S Burroughs

5to1:

Kim Gordon , Michael Stipe & William S Burroughs

May 22, 2014
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.”

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.”

May 22, 2014

ginzyblog:

"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).

The history and the story behind the original song is all pretty fascinating. Watch a short documentary about it here - or, for a shorter version, seehere.