S02E07 – Vincent Zangrillo

Author Vincent Zangrillo in conversation with Bernard Meisler.

Vincent Zangrillo
Vincent Zangrillo back in his salad days

Vincent (Vinnie) Zangrillo is the author of Dime Bag, a collection of short stories recounting his misadventures in downtown NYC in the 1970s. We spoke about his time at Naropa, when he hung out with Burroughs, Ginsberg and especially Corso, who ended up moving into Vinnie’s East Village apartment back in the ’70s when Ginsberg kicked him out for making too much noise. Vinnie talked about the time Corso got a Hell’s Angel to read a poem at Naropa, Corso’s search for his mother, and an interesting rumor about the death of Jerry Garcia.

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