Guy Debord (1931-1994) was the most influential figure in the Situationist International, the notorious subversive group that played a key role in provoking the May 1968 revolt in France. “The Society of the Spectacle” (1973, 90 minutes) is Debord’s film adaptation of his own 1967 book of the same name. As passages from the book […]
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Don’t miss A.D. Winans and Andy Clausen’s poetry reading at the Beat Museum!
Latif Harris’ new poetry collection, Barter Within the Bark of Trees, is newly released by Duende Press. About Latif Harris Harris grew up in Los Angeles but relocated to San Francisco in 1958 where he joined the Beat scene in North Beach, where he met his lifelong friend, the painter Robert LaVigne. After studying with […]
Rik Lina sends an announcenent of his new exhibition, Selva Tropical – Canto de Pássaros (Tropical Jungle – Singing Birds) which runs May 16 through July 31, 2015. The location is: Fundação Dionisio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro AGUEDA – Portugal Here are some images to whet your appetite! Please visit Rik Lina’s website and […]
I must have decided that Trout Fishing in America would be the one to represent all that I had read and loved as a teenager. But who had that girl been? And did she notice that the woman on the cover had no name? Ooligan Press has announced the release of Allison Green’s memoir, The […]
Come to the Bay Area Book Festival… MICHAEL McCLURE & GEORGE BROOKS on sax FREE CONCERT – POETRY & JAZZ Sunday, June 7, 2015 12 pm – 12:50 pm The Brower Center, in Goldman Theatre 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Beat Museum’s “Beatnik Shindig” to be held in North Beach and at Fort Mason Center is the largest Beat Generation Conference to be held in twenty years. The last big Beat event was organized by Allen Ginsberg himself in 1995 at NYU in New York City. The event will run the weekend of June […]
A poetry reading in celebration of a new selected edition of the acclaimed Beat poet and former Sonoma County resident Harold Norse will be held at Copperfield’s Petaluma bookstore on Saturday, May 9th at 1:30 PM. Joining the book’s editor and Sebastopol resident Todd Swindell will be renowned San Francisco poets Neeli Cherkovski and A.D. […]
Ronnie Burk, poet and activist, Surrealist and Buddhist, would have been 60 today on April 1, 2015! Celebrate him with a remembrance post at ACT UP Archives filled with photos and collages. Feel free to leave a comment!
For several years, there’s been a very small, basic website devoted to Ted Joans. Now, it’s time to go big. The new website will launch in April 2015. But, before that happens, I need to track down some photos and information. We’ll be sure to credit you for anything you can supply! (And, I’ll send […]