Yesterday marked the 14th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s death and in my inbox this morning (thanks to the lovely Kate Eltham) was this link to an issue of the American Book Review featuring an amazing article by Rosebud Pettet on Ginsberg’s last day. It also features articles by Joyce Johnson, John Surgal and Ginsberg’s poem, Police State Blues. You can read the issue here and believe me, it is well worth it.
So in remembering Allen, I dusted off my copy of Holy Soul Jelly Roll and listened to Allen and Bob Dylan riding The Vomit Express. Why not get on board… it’s a hell of a ride: