Beatdom

Beatdom is a literary journal inspired by the Beat Generation. We publish essays about the Beats, as well as short fiction and poetry inspired by their work. If that sounds a little limiting to you, fear not. We take "Beat" to mean a wide range of things.
Coming September 1st: The Beat Interviews by John Tytell.
For pre-orders, reviews, press, interviews, etc, etc, contact david (at) beatdom [dot] com. 

Coming September 1st: The Beat Interviews by John Tytell.

For pre-orders, reviews, press, interviews, etc, etc, contact david (at) beatdom [dot] com. 

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The Proust Questionnaire

fuckyeahbeatgeneration:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
AG: Excellent health. no flu, no leprosy.

What is your most marked characteristic?
AG: Incriminating eloquence.

What is your greatest extravagance?
AG: Poetry office with fax, Xerox and poetry archive

What is your favorite occupation?
AG:…

(Source: ginsbergblog.blogspot.de)

She says “public beards”…. It should be “pubic beards.”

From Albion to Shangri-La: A Review

From Albion to Shangri-La consists of collected excerpts from Peter Doherty’s journals, circa 2008 to 2013, with an added selection from his tour diaries, all rounded off with a previously unpublished interview with editor, Nina Antonia – the rock journalist’s rock journalist, no stranger to the darker excesses of some of rock’s more elegantly wasted sons – whose sharp eye and clear ear have been called upon to assist in this literary distillation, as explained in her Introduction.

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Congratulations to Beatdom Books author, Tony R. Rodriguez, who had an awesome book release party at Harvelles in Santa Monica for his novel, Under These Stars.

Congratulations to Beatdom Books author, Tony R. Rodriguez, who had an awesome book release party at Harvelles in Santa Monica for his novel, Under These Stars.

Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable price of $8.99 on Amazon. 
This issue is all about WAR. People think of the Beats as post-war, entirely separate and disinterested. But we disagree. In this issue we explore the relationship between the Beats and war, from Kerouac and Ginsberg in the navy, to Burroughs’ intergalactic battles, to the influence of postmemory, the British Beat movement as growing out of WWII, and we also talk to (Colonel) Gordon Ball about Allen Ginsberg teaching in the U.S. Army. 
Here’s a sneak peak at the contents: 

Essays
The Beat Generation at War – David S. Wills
War all the Time – Neil Reddy
War Upon War – Katie Stewart
Everything Changed After the War – GK Stritch
Borne Out of War – Philip Willey
Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago – Pat Thomas
Howl of the Abject – Pamela Kidd

Poetry
The Pickle Shelves – Holly Day
Cold September Air – Marc Olmsted
Morning on my Island in these Times of War – Chris Astwood
GodCop – AD Hitchen
Taxes – Brian Kuhr

Fiction
Blood Drive – Michael Lund
Fringe – Larry Duthie

Interviews and Reviews
Gordon Ball Interview – David S. Wills
The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs – David S. Wills

 

Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable price of $8.99 on Amazon. 

This issue is all about WAR. People think of the Beats as post-war, entirely separate and disinterested. But we disagree. In this issue we explore the relationship between the Beats and war, from Kerouac and Ginsberg in the navy, to Burroughs’ intergalactic battles, to the influence of postmemory, the British Beat movement as growing out of WWII, and we also talk to (Colonel) Gordon Ball about Allen Ginsberg teaching in the U.S. Army. 

Here’s a sneak peak at the contents: 

Essays

The Beat Generation at War – David S. Wills

War all the Time – Neil Reddy

War Upon War – Katie Stewart

Everything Changed After the War – GK Stritch

Borne Out of War – Philip Willey

Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago – Pat Thomas

Howl of the Abject – Pamela Kidd

Poetry

The Pickle Shelves – Holly Day

Cold September Air – Marc Olmsted

Morning on my Island in these Times of War – Chris Astwood

GodCop – AD Hitchen

Taxes – Brian Kuhr

Fiction

Blood Drive – Michael Lund

Fringe – Larry Duthie

Interviews and Reviews

Gordon Ball Interview – David S. Wills

The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs – David S. Wills

 

Because it is read sequentially, there is no way to effectively portray simultaneous events in writing. But that’s the whole point of painting: multiple points of view can be simultaneously presented. One expands the area of awareness, and one seeks new frontiers in randomness. A shot gun blast produces explosions of color that approach this basic randomness.

—William S. Burroughs, “Painting & Guns”