Posts by Brandon Loberg:
Horst Spandler’s On the Road Collection Has Arrived
Trove of 100+ international editions of Kerouac's On the Road in dozens of languages arrives at the Beat Museum.
Please Help The Beat Museum Preserve This Extremely Rare Jack Kerouac LP
Who would ever have imagined that one of the rarest and most valuable record albums ever produced wasn’t recorded by a world-class musician or group—but by a novelist and poet? We’re not talking about a one-off, like the 2022 Ionic Original version of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” that sold at Christie’s for $1,769,508 last year, […]
The Rumors of Our Demise are Greatly Exaggerated
The reality in SF is very different from what doomsayers from afar imagine.
Ferlinghetti’s Handwritten Notes on Bad Reviews of Starting from San Francisco
First edition contained clippings of reviews, plus Lawrence's handwritten response.
Painting of Bob Kaufman by George Pennewell Arrives at the Beat Museum
George Pennewell's exquisite rendering of Bob Kaufman, commissioned by Bob Gilman, finds a new home at the Beat Museum.
Recap: Andy Romanoff & Wavy Gravy
It was a packed house on May 1st, as the Beat Museum hosted a very special evening with Andy Romanoff and Wavy Gravy. Pictures and Video here.
Q&A from Our 20th Anniversary Party
Closing our 20th Anniversary event with a Q&A session.
Horst Spandler Donates ‘On the Road’ Collection
The poet ruth weiss was the first person to ever tell us about Horst Spandler. Soon after we moved to San Francisco in 2006, ruth mentioned she had this amazing friend who lived in Nuremberg, and that he was instrumental in the translation and publication of her poetry in Germany. Later I was told by […]
Photos from Beat Not Beat Release
On Friday, January 13th, the Beat Museum hosted a reading/release event for the new Beat Not Beat anthology, edited by Rich Ferguson, S.A. Griffin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Kim Shuck. It was a packed house as contributors read selections from the book. A big thank you to all the readers, and to everyone who came […]
St. Peter’s University, Jersey City
When Allen Ginsberg appeared with his father Louis Ginsberg at a Jesuit College in Jersey City, NJ in 1969 there was no predicting what was about to unfold. So, in 2022, when The Beat Museum on Wheels was invited by the school’s librarian, Mark Graceffo, we knew we had to go in memory of Allen. […]
Our Presentation in Lowell
Wherein we present to our most knowledgeable (and formidable) audience yet...