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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...

I am Bartleby i

“It never meant juvenile delinquents, it meant characters of a special...

Personals

  not interested in anyone older than 35   *   mixed latino...

Marshmallows

We live in a pornographic world – soiled with piss-covered sheets and...

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...

Count by Any Other Name

“Basie’s stuff means something.” i Jack Kerouac, Horace Mann...

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...

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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  . . .  “who studied . . . St. John of the Cross . . . ”...

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