powerHouse Books and Turnaround Publisher Services
present a book tour in London, Leeds, Dublin, and Paris of

Material Wealth: 
Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg

Compiled and Annotated by Pat Thomas with an Introduction by Anne Waldman

Thursday, March 7 + Friday, March 15 @ 7pm
The Horse Hospital in London

Thursday, March 7: Author Pat Thomas and Ginsberg Estate Executor Peter Hale in conversation with scholar Rozemin Keshvani, poet Aidan Dun, and legendary folk guitarist Wizz Jones.


Friday, March 15: Musician and producer Youth joins author Barry Miles and Pat Thomas in conversation on Ginsberg as musician. Jesse Goodman and Peter Hale will introduce The Fall of America, two albums of compositions based on Ginsberg readings by artists including Scanner, Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Angelique Kidjo and Devandra Bernhardt. This will be followed by screening of selected as well as live music from Youth and special guests.


Tuesday, March 12 @ 7pm
The New Theatre (Connolly Books) in Dublin

Celebration of Allen Ginsberg: Poetry and Song Pat Thomas and Peter Hale in conversation with Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Eamonn Carr of Horslips, and poet, songwriter, and scholar Catherine Ann Cullen.


Sunday, March 17 @ 6pm
Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds

Pat Thomas & Peter Hale in conversation with Peter Mills, author of insightful books on Van Morrison, Samuel Beckett and The Monkees and Simon Warner, author and editor of Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack, Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture, and Howl for Now.


Thursday, March 21 @ 3pm
Shakespeare and Company in Paris

Join Pat Thomas and Peter Hale to discover their new collaboration ´╗┐Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg´╗┐.


Pat Thomas is the author of Listen, Whitey! The sights & sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 and the author of Did It! Jerry Rubin: An American Revolutionary. He is the co-curator of Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980. Thomas has appeared several times on BBC radio discussing the relationship between 1960s era politics and protest music and has been written about in The Wire, London Sunday Times, Mojo. He is co-editor of My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed.

Pater Hale grew up in Italy, Germany, and then Boulder, CO where he earned a BA in Classics, Greek & Latin, from the University of Colorado, all the while attending classes in music, poetry, and meditation at Naropa University. He became part of the staff at Allen Ginsberg’s office in 1992, and in 1997 helped craft his posthumous estate, which he currently manages. He studied guitar with Dave Van Ronk & Danny Kalb, and piano with Peter Barbieri. He currently produces his own music, and DJ’s around NYC.

Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg
Compiled and Annotated by Pat Thomas with an Intro by Anne Waldman

Hardcover, ISBN 9781648230363


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