Posts by Brandon Loberg:
A Visit to John Natsoulas Gallery
The new Beatmobile makes a visit to the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis, CA.
Announcing: The Beat Museum on Wheels II
After a long hiatus, the Beat Museum on Wheels hits the road again, coming soon to a town near you!
Interview with Joe Lee
Lee's collection of Beat Generation artworks will soon be on exhibit at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis, California. The exhibition, The Beat Goes On: Poets as Painters opens on November 10th.
Ken Kesey On Misconceptions Of Counterculture
Terry Gross spoke with Ken Kesey in 1989, and asked him what he thought about Wolfe's book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and how accurate it was.
North Beach Remembers Jack Hirschman
On Saturday, a multitude from North Beach and beyond came out to pay their respects to our dearly departed poet, Jack Hirschman. Beginning at Specs’, a second line procession featuring the North Beach Brass Players marched north up Columbus to Grant Ave, pausing at the Caffe Trieste for readings from the Revolutionary Poets Brigade. The […]
The Dreamachine was conceived by Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs’ “systems advisor” Ian Sommerville, after reading William Grey Walter’s book The Living Brain. Composed of a cylinder with slits cut in the sides, rotating at 45rpm around a light bulb suspended in the middle, light is emitted through the slits at a frequency between […]
Jack Hirschman, in Memoriam
Jack Hirschman, poet and tireless revolutionary activist, has set down his pen for the last time. He was 87.
A Treasure Trove of North Beach Photos, c. 1959
C.R. Snyder's photographs of North Beach circa-1959 capture the vibrance and diversity at the height of the Beat era.
In Memoriam, Michael Horovitz
Michael Horovitz, poet, preeminent champion of the avant garde, and the liberation of poetry in the UK, has died. He was 86. Horovitz was born in Frankfurt (then Nazi Germany) in 1935, the youngest of ten siblings, and moved with his family to Britain two years later. In London, his father, Dr. Avraham Horovitz, was […]
Hollis Holbrook’s Portrait of Ferlinghetti
Not much is known about the relationship between artist Hollis H. Holbrook and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. What is known is Holbrook was ten years older than Ferlinghetti and both served in the US Navy during WWII. In 1970 Holbrook sent Ferlinghetti a portrait of the poet with these words on the back of the canvas, “To […]
We’re Reopening June 25th!
With a new exhibition, Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Home, featuring his personal desk.