Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ginsberg, Waldman, Rome, Rinpoche and Burroughs (1976)

A poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." [sung and accompanied by piano].
Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses."
David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to Marpa," "In spring," [Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains and reads the some of the original tibetan texts], spontaneous poems, "1111 Pearl Street" and "Zero is nothing.".
Burroughs reads "Take Nirvana" and "Twilight's last gleaming," with the first appearance of Dr. Benway.

Photo: (left to right) David Rome, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, unknown, and Michael Brownstein. Naropa Institute (now called Naropa University), Summer 1974, its first year in operation. photo: Rachel Homer.


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