Drive, He Said

Allen Ginsberg - Please Master (4'40"). Still sampling from Totally Corrupt, here's Ginsberg's April 1975 performance of a poem dated May 1968 in The Fall of America. • Tom Beckett, in a brief note posted a month ago to his Slim Windows blog, writes: "Allen Ginsberg's 'Please Master' is a litany of desire which I wholly admire. Poetry needs, I think, to find itself more often at the intersection of possession and intellection." • The text. • Interesting to compare this ecstatic form of gay male masochism to the numbly depressive "feminine" form diagnosed by Adrienne Rich in Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law.

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Thursday -- 07 February 2008 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.