Archives For January 2013

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

“Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg”
at the Grey Art Gallery New York University

January 15 – April 6, 2013, New York, NY
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by G.K. Stritch – find her on Amazon


A criminal — car thief, wife beater, sociopath — told me about the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, when I was seventeen. Probation mandated that the thug enlist in a state-funded rehab program there for a minor drug offense. It seemed odd, a waterfall in the center of an old New Jersey drug-riddled city. I was ignorant of Paterson, but knew Newark and tried imagining Newark with a waterfall. Continue Reading…

After the Deluge

“What are you rebelling against?” the local girl asks one of the “saintly motorcyclists” in the

1953 movie The Wild One, and Marlon Brando drawls, “Whaddaya got?” That’s a biography in

brief of  French poet Arthur Rimbaud, who revolutionized literature and then abandoned it at

age nineteen. Continue Reading…

Herbert Huncke at Cafe Nico

Another Huncke video! And why not. The man is a delight to listen to. Thanks to Laki Vazakas for the link.


Mayor Hancock Proclaims February 1st “Neal Cassady Day”

4th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash At Mercury Cafe

Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed February 1, 2013 as “Neal Cassady Day.” In his proclamation the Mayor cited Cassady’s, “major impact on American literature as an author and as the muse of literary figures including; Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, William  S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey and Thom Wolfe.”

The Fourth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash will take place on February 1st, 7-9 pm at the Mercury Café located at 2199 California in Denver. The “Bash” is free and open to the public of all ages and features members of the Cassady family, readings, music, poetry, and a special performance by noted musician and Kerouac and Cassady collaborator David Amram. Denver’s “unnatural son” Neal Cassady would have been 87 years old on February 8th.