Tag Archives: Allen Ginsberg

Not New York

January 8, 2014 I’m about to head off to Chicago, also about to teach my freshman seminar: “Cities.” Chicago again, New York, San Francisco.   The books are the usual suspects, but not all of them (for San Francisco I’m … Continue reading

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Literature to Film, Sydney 2012

May 30, 2012 May 28, 2012 was the centenary of the birth of Patrick White.  Many of us from the conference went down to a special screening of The Eye of the Storm, directed by Fred Schepisi, featuring Charlotte Rampling … Continue reading

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Joanne Kyger and Gary Snyder

November 23, 2011 ‘The name is Joanne Kyger, yes, with a “y.”   As in “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright.”  She was with the Beats.   And she knew some Japanese — she’d learned it when she went to Kyoto with her … Continue reading

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