Looking for Interns

Ah, the glamorous world of unpaid internships! It may seem unattractive at the time, but these are invaluable in the grad scheme of things… It’s not easy getting your foot in the door as a writer, artist or editor, but Beatdom has been watching its staff drift on to better things since its inception in 2007. As a Beatdom intern you will help run our non-profit company along with all our unpaid staff (even the editor...

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The Beat Generation and Travel

Beatdom #6 is coming along nicely, and we’re all set for an April 2nd release. In this issue you’ll see a whole lot about travelling. We also have unpublished work by Alene Lee, and some poetry and fiction by old Beatdom favourites. Just to whet you appetite, here’s a sample from Issue Six: an essay exploring where the Beats travelled and what they thought about travel, by Beatdom editor David S. Wills. This essay...

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Happy Birthday Gregory Corso!

Gregory Corso was born on this day (March 26th) in 1930. He died at age 70 in 2001. Corso was the youngest of the Beats. He met Allen Ginsberg in a lesbian bar in New York, and entered the New York Beat scene. His Gasoline & The Vestal Lady on Brattle was the eighth publication in the City Lights Poet Series. A biography of Gregory Corso was published in Beatdom #2 and is available to read for free...

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Issue Five: Inside and Out

Here’s a nice collage of Beatdom #5 by illustrator Isaac...

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Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Excuse this belated post… Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned 91 on March 24th. Ferlinghetti is the author of A Coney Island of the Mind and, of course, the owner of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. He was the publisher of Ginsberg’s “Howl” among other Beat texts.

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Issue Seven

Beatdom #7 will be music-themed issue, exploring the links between the Beats and jazz, and their influence on musicians in the late 20th century. We’re looking forward to talking to musicians and poets, and exploring the link between Beat literature and the rhythm and lyrics of music. For this issue we’re looking for essays relating to both the Beats and the magazine theme. As usual, submissions should be sent to editor...

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Beatdom on Facebook

Since being founded in 2007, Beatdom has taken advantage of the internet to reach as many people as possible. In the beginning we largely used MySpace, before getting a Blogger blog. Soon after, we acquired our own website: www.beatdom.com. Recently we have begun using Twitter and Facebook to promote Beatdom. Today we upgraded our Facebook presence from group to page. Please consider joining one or both to help expand the Beatdom...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear All, The idea for Beatdom’s travel themed sixth issue first appeared about a year ago. I had been travelling a lot and trying my hand at travel writing. Everywhere I went I read a few travel guides first, and everywhere I went I found the place was completely unexpected. The guides may have had all the right names, times and prices, but they didn’t have the soul of the place. Even the photos often failed to capture what a...

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