Thanks to Steve Silberman for catching this unpublished interview by Barnaby Smith, conducted almost three years ago in anticipation of the new edition of Carolyn’s memoirs, Off The Road: Twenty Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg. Smith was never able to find a home for the interview and so’s posted it on his blog Bunyip Voodoo:
“Once every so often something genuinely worthwhile graces these pages, and this is one of them.
Around two-and-a-half years ago I was sent a press release by publishers Black Spring Press, announcing that Carolyn Cassady was re-surfacing from rural Berkshire to promote the new edition of her memoirs, Off The Road: Twenty Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg. I asked for an interview, got it, then could find no publications willing to take the feature, for lots of different reasons. In my chaotic life back then I subsequently seemed to lose the confounded interview transcript, only for it to turn up again recently. Here below, therefore, is an edited presentation of the interview. Read interview >>