Tuesday, July 26th at 6pm, Joyce LeeAnn, poet, writer, archivist, and graduate of Naropa, read and introduced Naropa’s peerless archive of Ginsberg et al. at GINSBERG TURN ON #12. LeeAnn’s first book, somethymes grief goes for a walk, is available through Lulu.
July 19th at 6pm, Jon Sands, poet and professional teaching & performing artist, read and shared stories at GINSBERG TURN ON #11. Sands’ first full collection of poems, The New Clean, was released in 2011 from Write Bloody Publishing.
July 12th at 6pm, Eliot Katz, Poet and friend of Ginsberg, read and shared stories at GINSBERG TURN ON #10. Allen and Eliot became friends beginning with Eliot’s apprenticeship under Allen at Naropa in 1980, and they remained close due in part to their kindred spirit for activism for humanitarian causes.
Tuesday, June 14th at 6pm, Cary Abrams, native New Yorker, poet, and historian—who has witnessed, lived through, participated in the transformation of the island from lively, gritty workplace to privileged pleasure playground—performed at GTO #6. Hear him read the first stanza of Allen Ginsberg’s great poem, “Kaddish.”
GINSBERG TURN ON supports Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Top poets read their favorite Ginsberg and a poem of their own inspired by Ginsberg.June 7th, at 6pm , Adam Falkner, award-winning New York City-based poet, performer, fulltime pubic high school teacher and educational consultant, dropped some new work. See some: