Saturday, March 16, 2002

The L.A. Weekly profiles poet Ira Cohen:

Born in 1935 to deaf parents, raised on 92nd Street in New York, and higher-educated at Cornell and Columbia, Cohen went on to spend substantial creatively productive periods of his life in happening locations with adventurous people: the years in Morocco with Brion Gysin, William Burroughs and Paul Bowles; the mid- to late '60s in New York with the Living Theater, filmmakers Jack Smith and Alexandro Jodorowsky, and musicians like Tony Conrad and original Velvet Underground drummer Angus MacLise; and the '70s, when he spent two and a half years in India . . .

Also from L.A., a guerrilla drive-in.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

photograph by Yosuke Yamahata

Remembering Nagasaki. Thanks to Nutlog.

Monday, March 11, 2002

LISNews will be down for a while - Blake is wrestling with a spike in traffic stemming from interest in / outrage at a lame parody linked to late last week.

Sunday, March 10, 2002


Echoes of the Beat: More than a half-century after the young lions of the Beat generation converged on Denver; you still can hear echoes of their fledgling roars in the streets and buildings they once haunted, however briefly . . .

The Denver city government has put together an official Denver Beat Poetry Driving Tour.