The Allen Ginsberg Connection
Peter Hale at the Allen Ginsberg Estate runs the excellent all-things-Allen website as well as the daily Allen Ginsberg Project blog. Peter has been an advocate, supporter and friend from the first time I contacted him more than a year ago. He was instrumental in helping me obtain rights and permissions to excerpts from various Ginsberg poems that appear in Beatitude. And it was Peter who discovered that two of the poems were previously unpublished and connected me with Allen’s literary agent, Jeffrey Posternak at The Wylie Agency, where Alexandra Levenberg assisted with final contract details. In addition to everything else he’s done, Peter mentioned Beatitude in a new blog post. Many thanks!