Allen Ginsberg Interview Part 5

In advance of the 12th Ginsberg Poetry Marathon, I’m presenting excerpts from my 1994 interview with Allen. 5. Research (poem) You can hear highlighted excerpts from the interview here: https://paulenelson.com/allen-ginsberg-june-12-1994/ and know that you can...

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part 4

In advance of the 12th Ginsberg Poetry Marathon, I’m presenting excerpts from my 1994 interview with Allen. 4. The Anti-Art Right PAUL NELSON: And now, especially this year, in this state we have potential peoples’ initiatives on the ballot. They’re not...

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part 3

In advance of the 12th Ginsberg Poetry Marathon, I’m presenting excerpts from my 1994 interview with Allen. 3. The Velocity of Money (poem) You can hear highlighted excerpts from the interview here: https://paulenelson.com/allen-ginsberg-june-12-1994/ and know...

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part 2

In advance of the 12th Ginsberg Poetry Marathon, I’m presenting excerpts from my 1994 interview with Allen. 2. The Politics of Self-Responsibility PN: How would you describe your politics at this time in your life?  AG: Well, as before, somewhat of an anarchic...

Allen Ginsberg Interviewed

It’s easy to remember the date I met and interviewed Allen Ginsberg. I was the Public Affairs Coordinator for KMTT-FM in Seattle, The Mountain. I had started doing public affairs interviews in 1990 and had just started a non-profit organization in December 1993....