On May 11 1997 I went to a memorial for Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College, where he had been a professor till the time of his death. I enjoyed sharing a stage with Dennis Nurkse, the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, Tuli Kupferburg, and many names I'd vaguely heard of. I also heard some great poems from various young poetry students who'd studied under Ginsberg, and it was wonderful to hear that he indeed did succeed in passing the torch on to at least one new generation.
Sorry I've been away for a while. Took a much-needed "sanity break" away from cyberspace.
1. I haven't reminded you recently to check out Ken Kesey's site. You really should, because Kesey is a vibrant and original thinker with a great sense of humor, and he's also got a good official site, run by his son Zane Kesey.