Saturday, June 03, 2006

Radionation with Laura Flanders marks the 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"

ah, Carl, while you are not safe I am not safe, and
now you're really in the total animal soup of
and who therefore ran through the icy streets obsessed
with a sudden flash of the alchemy of the use
of the ellipse the catalog the meter & the vibrat-
ing plane,
who dreamt and made incarnate gaps in Time & Space
through images juxtaposed, and trapped the
archangel of the soul between 2 visual images
and joined the elemental verbs and set the noun
and dash of consciousness together jumping
with sensation of Pater Omnipotens Aeterna
to recreate the syntax and measure of poor human
prose and stand before you speechless and intel-
ligent and shaking with shame, rejected yet con-
fessing out the soul to conform to the rhythm
of thought in his naked and endless head,
the madman bum and angel beat in Time, unknown,
yet putting down here what might be left to say
in time come after death,
and rose reincarnate in the ghostly clothes of jazz in
the goldhorn shadow of the band and blew the
suffering of America's naked mind for love into
an eli eli lamma lamma sabacthani saxophone
cry that shivered the cities down to the last radio
with the absolute heart of the poem of life butchered
out of their own bodies good to eat a thousand

Kat: Now what's all that? The conclusion of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." And we're noting it because? It's the fiftieth anniversary of the poem. I did not know that. But Laura Flanders is on the ball as always and will be noting the anniversary shortly when RadioNation with Laura Flanders begins broadcasting in less than a half hour:

Unlikely allies: Ronald Reagan's lawyer, BRUCE FEIN, will join us, fresh from giving the Congress an earful on how they're giving in to a power-grabbing executive.
And on the 50th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Howl', ANN WALDMAN and ELLIOT KATZ will let us in on how a beat poet changed their world.

On Sunday, Progressive Democrat MARCY WINOGRAD will be our guest, She's waging an upstart primary campaign against California Congresswoman Jane Harmon.
And next weekend we broadcast live from our Seattle affiliate: Progressive Talk KPTK 1090AM.

Broadcasting over local airwaves on Air America Radio, over XM satellite radio and online, RadioNation with Laura Flanders can be heard from seven to ten p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Saturday and Sunday nights. And if you missed last Saturday, you missed a wonderful discussion on the war (we wrote about that at The Third Estate Sunday Review in "Laura Flanders and Anthony Arnove discussed realities about Iraq Saturday on RadioNation with Laura Flanders"). So make a point to listen.