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Setting Kerouac to Music: An Interview with Kubilay Uner

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Last Monday we released Beatdom #15 – the WAR issue – and this...

Fracas is a Bar

Fracas is a bar I live not far Oh, the place is full of history Involving...

From Albion to Shangri-La

From Albion to Shangri-La consists of collected excerpts from Peter...

“To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing” i

The title of the William Butler Yeats poem “To a Friend Whose Work Has...

Beatdom #15 is now on sale

Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable...

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“I hitch-hiked to Asbury Park . . . when I got there, I was...

Goetleib and the Path of Least Pleasure

Goetleib, the undisputed arbiter of taste and opinion, was sitting...

Vanity of July

Tonight it pours for the first time in three weeks In the hot humid heat of...

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Episode One

In this first episode of the Beatdom Podcast, your host, David S. Wills,...

Announcing the Beatdom Podcast

I am pleased to announce that, beginning August, 2013, Beatdom will be...

Bus Ride to Newtown

On city bus riding on provisional tar roads layered with rain, Watching...

Life & Death

Twin horns beat against the backdrop Twin horns dancing To their own...

Lewisham Visitation

A football oval somewhere –––– long verdurous grass growing thick...

Meeting of the Dharma Bums at Piper’s Bar

Jack came back at Piper’s Bar He was doing snuff with Chuck And...

going places

going places where are you going with your body which never really came here...

From Albion to Shangri-La

From Albion to Shangri-La consists of collected excerpts from Peter...

The is NOT an Anthology

In 1959, the painter, Brion Gysin, “accidentally” cut through a pile of...

Mark Murphy/ Bop for Kerouac

“I want to be considered a jazz poet . . .” i Don’t miss Mark...

The Architect Who Shaped Paterson, New Jersey, and Its People

For readers especially interested in the Paterson life of Allen Ginsberg and...

The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

In 1995 a scholar named Jorge Garcia-Robles wrote a long essay about William...

New Video: Hunter S. Thompson Reads The Curse of Lono

hunter and Ralph read Lono from Itch Film on...

Furthur Bus 50th Anniversary “Trip”

Zane Kesey, son of the author Ken Kesey, legendary Merry Prankster, is...

Allen Ginsberg at Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

A couple of days ago, Michael Stipe took the stage to introduce a night of...

Barry Miles and John Tytell Discuss William S. Burroughs

Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of William S. Burroughs, Barry...

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Fracas is a Bar

Fracas is a bar I live not far Oh, the place is full of history Involving...

Carousel Gone

“I hitch-hiked to Asbury Park . . . when I got there, I was...

Goetleib and the Path of Least Pleasure

Goetleib, the undisputed arbiter of taste and opinion, was sitting...

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Tonight it pours for the first time in three weeks In the hot humid heat of...

My War

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