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Statements On Life & Death

An Interview With Mule Kick Blues Editor Garrett Caples San Francisco poet Garrett Caples was charged with the vital task of editing Michael McClure’s last book of poems (Mule Kick … Continue reading

July 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

What’s The Catch? A Discussion of Joe Abercrombie’s Fiction

I’ve been working my way through the collected works of Joe Abercrombie over the past few months, starting with the two books that begin his ongoing second trilogy, The Age … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg Biographer & Journals Editor Michael Schumacher Takes the Witness Stand

“You know, over the course of his career Ginsberg reviewed many books. Once I asked him: ‘Allen, do you like everything you read? Why don’t you ever write any negative … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg’s Picture of A Broken Country

THE FALL OF AMERICA JOURNALS – 1965-1971. Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University of Minnesota Press. “The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bob Kaufman’s Collected Works Spotlights the Raw Beauty of the Beats

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF BOB KAUFMAN. Bob Kaufman. City Lights Books. San Francisco poet Bob Kaufman, who died in 1986 at the age of 61, was a one-of-a-kind writer whose … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Travelin’ Thru Invites Us All To A Magical Rock-Country Wedding

TRAVELIN’ THRU. THE BOOTLEG SERIES – VOLUME 15 – 1967-1969. Bob Dylan. Produced by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Liner notes by Colin Escott and Rosanne Cash. Sony Legacy. “I … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan At the Isle of Wight, Rabbit’s Blues & Clarence Clemons On DVD

BOB DYLAN AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1969. Bill Bradshaw. Foreword by Julie Felix. Medina Publishing. “The Second Isle Of Wight Festival of Music, 31 August 1969…and I was … Continue reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Glimpse Into the Man Behind the Mask

“As we grew from North Country boys into men, we shared a set of values and a simple outlook on life that transcended our individual success, values that had drawn … Continue reading

August 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Looking Back At Woodstock 50 Years Later

WOODSTOCK. Three Days of Peace & Music. Michael Lang. Reel Art Press. This beautiful coffee-table style book by the creator of the legendary Woodstock Festival commemorates the 50th birthday of … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · 1 Comment
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