Beatdom #8 Released!!!
Jan31

Beatdom #8 Released!!!

It’s been a long wait, folks, but it’s finally here… Beatdom’s SEX issue. That’s right. An issue of your favourite Beat magazine devoted to the most stimulating of subjects: sex. In this titillating Beat outing we bring you: A guide to Jack Kerouac’s sex life Bob Dylan: Romance & the Rolling Stone An interview with Carolyn Cassady An exploration of male and female Beat poetry The life of Elise Cowen Plus poetry, art and fiction...

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Haruki Murakami on Jack Kerouac

From the 2001 novel, Sputnik Sweetheart: “The first time Sumire met Miu, she talked to her about Jack Kerouac’s novels. Sumire was absolutely nuts about Kerouac. She always had her Literary Idol of the Month, and at that point it happened to be the out-of-fashion Kerouac. She carried a dog-eared copy of On The Road or Lonesome Traveler stuck in her coat pocket, thumbing through it every chance she got. Whenever she ran...

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Outlaw Poet
Jan27

Outlaw Poet

Beatdom is proud to recommend the forthcoming documentary, Outlaw Poet: A Documentary on Ron Whitehead. His name may well be familiar to fans of the Beat Generation. Ron’s work has been praised by Allen Ginsberg (“Ron Whitehead is energetic Bodhisattvic poetic spirit! Happy to see and read so much poetry energy!”), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (“Ron is a real visionary!”), Carolyn Cassady (“His poems and...

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Haydn Lock
Jan18

Haydn Lock

Beatdom has been fortunate enough to have stumbled upon many brilliant artists during its short life. The latest in this long line is Haydn Lock, whose cartoons will grace the pages of our SEX issue. In the interest of secrecy, we will not publish here the illustrations he has provided for the magazine… we have, instead, two images he has produced exclusively for the website, featuring Beat icons William S. Burroughs and Allen...

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One Space or Two?
Jan15

One Space or Two?

Prior to the advent of the typewriter, convention said that one space should be inserted after a period and not two. During the reign of those clunky machines and their odd spaced type, two-spacing become customary. Unfortunately, even with the rise of the computer and intelligent publishing software, two-spacers are still in the majority. Of course, one-spacing is, like all publishing standards and writing customs, a matter of...

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Burroughs & Ginsberg in Chicago

If you’re near Chicago, you might want to check out a very hip new exhibition featuring artwork by William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. The exhibition marks the Chicago premiere of Yony Leyser’s William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. More details...

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New Year Links

For more Beat links, take a look at our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/beatdom. Charles Bukowski + Robert Ebert + Errol Morris The White Hand extract (Ginsberg and Leary) Michael Hendrick on the rerelease of The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Greg Olear’s predictions for 2011 (that’s “twenty-eleven”) – including David Wills being installed as next Dear Leader of North Korea Jack Kerouac on promiscuity...

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The Sex Issue Cover
Jan03

The Sex Issue Cover

Here it is, folks, the cover of Beatdom’s long-awaited SEX issue: Once again it was brilliant French artist Isaac Bonan who created this wonderful cover. Thanks, Isaac! Here, also, are two preliminary sketches… For a long time we toyed with the idea of putting a nude female on the cover, but ultimately we thought that the way forward was the mysterious hand on the...

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