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>Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 25


Natalie Goldberg’s “Talk When You Talk, Cry When You Cry: Thoughts On My Teacher” is old news (it was written in 2006) but, in that felicitous phrase of Ezra Pound’s, it’s “news that stays news”. “He’s been dead for nine years”, she writes (it’s fourteen now) “and I miss him..”..All over again I want to honor him..” Well, honor him we will/honor him we do. His 85th birthday is coming up. The Bob Holman-inspired “Ginsberg Turn On‘s” have begun (an initiative we noted here earlier) – Sophia Holman dons glasses to read, flawlessly, Allen’s poem, “The End”, Hettie Jones, earlier in the week, kicked off the series. There will be regular Tuesday-night Ginsberg promotions at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club – and on the weekend of Allen’s birthday (June 3,4,5), in New York’s East Village, not unintentionally timed – the annual HOWL! Festival (the recently-launched HOWL! Festival blog can be accessed here).

Meanwhile, as an adjunct to this, CA Conrad continues to build up his video side-show – Jupiter 88 – Allen Ginsberg Edition. David Wolach, Frank Sherlock, Trisha Low, Dorothea Lasky, Jason Zuzga, Julia Bloch and Sarah Dowling, are the most recent contributors. Stay tuned for more.

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Boulder, Colorado, this weekend, don’t miss two important screenings of a special double-feature at the recently-opened Boedecker Theater – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s “Howl” and Jerry Aronson’s “The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg“. This will mark the first time these two films have been shown together, as well as the first time that the Boedecker has hosted a filmmaker to discuss his work (Aronson will be on hand to answer questions after both the Sunday the 15th, and Monday the 16th, 6 o’clock showings)

and next Tuesday (the 17th) if you’re in New York, don’t miss Bill Morgan and Hettie Jones in conversation at the St Marks Bookshop (31 Third Avenue (at 9th Street). The two will be discussing Beat Atlas, Bill’s most recent book.

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>Howl Festival 2010 New York City September 10-12

Apologies for our last minute posting on this. This year’s Howl fest officially kicks off tonite with a reading of Howl featuring: Anne Waldman w/Ambrose Bye, John Giorno, Betsy Andrews, Jennifer Blowdryer, Ana Bozicevic, Guillermo Castro, Steve Dalachinsky, Thomas Fucaluro, Greg Fuchs, Daniel Gallant, Alan Gilbert, Amy King, Mariposa, Douglas A. Martin, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Amy Ouzunian, Meghann Plunkett, Jon Sands, Susan Scotti, Jean Ann Verlee, Michael Warr, Chavisa Woods, Advocate of Wordz, RA ‘R!’ Araya. Host and MC: Bob Holman.

Check their site,, for a complete listing of events, which, although the core is this weekend, actually span the entire month of September. >>

In Tompkins Square Park NYC
September 10, 11 & 12
Two Stages • Three Days
Art Around the Park!!!
30 days of

Poetry, Theater, Performance Art, Film
Comedy and Dance
Sept 1-30 at
THEATRE 80 on St Marks Place

Events throughout the neighborhood
all month long at our many sister venues!

The Bowery Poetry Club, Ella Lounge, Bowery Electric,
Gallery Bar, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church,
and more!

Vibrant, Iconic, and Stylish!
From the East Village/Lower East Side community
world renowned for its sense of adventure,
creative excellence and cutting edge!

Thank You to HOWL! Festival 2010 Sponsors


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>Howl Fest 2009 Complete Schedule


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>Howl Festival 2009 Blog officially up and running….


Howl Festival 2009 launches the weekend of September 4th, boasting “Two Stages, Three Days, Art Around the Park, Hip Hop Howl!, Low Life! Howl Kidz!” & much much more more at Tompkin’s Park in NYC’s East Village. Loads of other events throughout the neighborhood will continute throughout the whole month of September including a film festival, poetry reading series, poetry lectures and more. Stay tuned to their blogEast Village Howler” for updates & developments. Also check the Howl Fest main website for the master schedule >>

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