Saturday, January 5, 2013
Allen on Dylan - A Loveable Genius
Always a good thing to have an excuse to publicize the extraordinary San Francisco State (SFSU) Poetry Archives (this one actually from the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archives, but no matter!). Here's a little snippet recently posted of Allen and Bob Dylan (vintage footage from 1965) - Allen on Dylan - "He's a very great poet, he's a loveable genius and I hope he lives to be a hundred!" - This perhaps will satisfy those who carped at (one of our most successful posts!) here - "Allen Ginsberg Criticizes Bob Dylan" (a post that should be read in its context and with the knowledge and understanding that Allen not only revered but positively idolized Dylan). Always great to see footage of the young Bob.