But not before Ginsbergs old cohorts at Naropa University pay tribute. A group of them, including Naropa faculty members and poets Anne Waldman and Reed Bye, will gather tonight at 7 p.m. outside Naropas Allen Ginsberg Library, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, for a free Allen Ginsberg Memorial Ceremony sprinkled with readings, memories of the late poet and activist, and a musical performance by Mark Miller, Janet Freed, Junior Burke and Daniel Staniforth. The ceremony will be followed by a faculty reading at 8 p.m. in the Naropoa Performing Arts Center with Mark McMorris, Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Clayton Eshleman and Bei Dao; its part of Naropas Summer Writing Program, which features public appearances by faculty and students and other special events throughout the season. Admission to the reading is $4 to $6; for more information about Naropa activities, go to www.naropa.edu/swp/swp2009_events.cfm.
Fri., July 3, 7 p.m., 2009