Insomniacathon 2004, On-Line!--

Click Here to Learn More about Allen Ginsberg.

On October 7th 1955 at San Francisco's Six Gallery, a 29 year old Allen Ginsberg unleashed "Howl" a bursting culmination of self, street, profane epiphany, a sonata to a souless status quo which Allen intimated in naked cursed prayer. A flooding ejaculation of cosmic candor.

From that day on there was no turning back, what was before an evolving re-conciousness of humanity in contemporary literature, achieved a definative momentum that is still in motion more then 50 years on.


We are pleased to present the HowlFest 2007 Special at Insomniacathon On-Line! Here you'll find Pix, Clips and Page from kindred Keepers of The Flame! We invite you to join us in celebrating the LifeArtSpirit of Allen Ginsberg!

But first,a PhotoIntimae of Allen Ginsberg to set the tone for this year's celebration!

Howl Revisited

As we all have found new insight when we revisit a
book or poem, Chicago
poet, Charlie Newman
re-experienced HOWL
and wrote a flurry of
varations from his revisit,

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His Variations

Poetry Drums Beat

At the 1998 Ginsberg Tribute in Central Park, Michael Dean Odin Pollock's impart Beats Loudly still. View the VidClip from the Jack Shea film, "Who Owns Jack Kerouac?"

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Ode to The Sidewalks of New York

VidClips of this wonderful Sunday Afternoon of Jazz, World Music and Spoken Word are now in! Lensed by Jeremy Hogan, we are pleased to present this Gallery in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's first reading of HOWL.

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Ron Whitehead Remembers Allen Ginsberg

At a Cocktail Hour drop-in to The Bowery Poetry Club during HowlFest 04, Ron Whitehead reflects on his friend Allen Ginsberg.

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With and For
Allen Ginsberg

A great story of Zen & the Art of Driving 100milesperhour
past Mayor Abramson & others from Twice Told Coffeehouse on Bardstown Road to the Airport. Read Ron Whitehead's
Down & Out adventures in Kentucky with Allen Ginsberg

Click Here to read "The Bridge"

Click Here to read
Allen Ginsberg, One of My Giants from

Al Aronowitz Remembered

------- Al Aronowitz a pioneer of rock journalism who introduced Bob Dylan to The Beatles, died August 1st, 2005. He was 77. As a reporter with the New York Post in the late 1950's, Al Aronowitz was among the first mainstream journalists to write in-depth, positive articles about the poets and players of the Beat Generation, the evolving Rock music scene and other artists who brought about the cultural revolution of the 1960s

There's alot to be told
about the work of
Al Aronowitz and
the best place to start
is at his website
The Blacklisted Journalist

NYC writer, dancer, Zoe Artemis was a
long time friend and compatriot of Al's. Click Here to read
"Reflects On Al Aronowitz"


Click Here to visit the HowlFest 2007 - News, Events and Performances Page for all the media gathered from the the HowlFest 2007 festivities and happenings!

Also Of Note! - Be sure to visit the HowlFest 2007 - News, Events and Performances Page for all the media gathered from the the HowlFest 2007 festivities and happenings!

On April 9th, Dave Amram attended a final farewell to his old friend Lucien Carr, Read Dave's warm reflect of Lucien and his reverberation of the timeless truth of that living "Now" is always the right time. - Click Here to read, "What is Born of Spirit is Spirit." ----------------Ron Whitehead re-vamps with this one at Howlfest 2004!


Read Dave's "My Bhudda Angel From Chengdu" letter and poemlyric penned after the "Beat Meets East" Conference in Chengdu, China, June 2004. - Click Here! -

- News, New & Of Note!  - Click Here for the latest happenings from our friends and family in the Poetry, Music and Art World! -

Insomniacathon On-Line! has compiled a list of Links to International and Domestic Relief Agencies and Organizations who tirelessly strive to spell suffering and help those who can't help themselves. Do what you can For Humanity. Click Here To Learn More!

In 1965, after being elected "King of May" by Prague's citizens, the then Czech Communist Régime deported Allen Ginsberg from the country. Allen wrote this rant while on the plane to London. Click Here and listen to "King of May"!

Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac - AudioPlay adaptation of the Patrick Fenton play "Kerouac's Last Call" - Click Here to Learn More, Link and Listen to Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac!

Astrologick At Insomniacathon! - is a weekly astrological report by Gary Paul Glynn that offers intelligent people another look at astrology, one that utilizes the planets and signs in the way they were meant to be understood, not just fortune cookies. Click Here To Read this week's Forecast of Astrologick!

As The Poets and The Players make their way from The Heartland to The Cities and Beyond they bring back their Sights, Sounds and Stories from The Road. Click Here for their recounts and Learn Why . . . Travel Is Fatal!

Allen Ginsberg sings to the Spirit of William Blake and recites his classic poem, "Sunflower Sutra" in a Live performance from 1992, Click Here To Listen!

On Sunday, December 11th 'Ode to the Sidewalks of New York Jazz & Poetry Reading' will happen once again hosted by legendary musician, composer, author David Amram & his Trio at the Bowery Poetry Club. - Click Here For More Info! - ALSO View Pix and Clips from May's Ode Celebration!

On Sunday, Feburary 20th, Writer, The Gonzo Journalist, Kentuckian and Friend, Hunter S. Thompson headed on from this world to the next. Click Here to read the emotes, reflects, rants and raves coming in to Insomniacathon On-Line!

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Philip Lamantia, one of the four members of "The Jazz/Poetry Trio" (Lamantia, Jack Kerouac, Howard Hart and David Amram) passed on March 7th. His friend and fellow Trio member, David Amram, looks back fondly with his reflect . . . Click Here to Read. " FOR PHILIP LAMANTIA."

Dave Amram Birthday Special! Click Here for VidClips, Pix and Debut Mp3's from  the new CD "The Long Road To Nowheresville!"

Jack Shea - Filmmaker, Poet, Songwriter, Friend.  - Click Here for More -


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