Happy New Year
Dec31

Happy New Year

It’s been a hell of a year. Three great issues of Beatdom – covering sex, drugs, religion – and two fantastic novels. We hope that you’ve all had a brilliant 2011 and that you enjoy every minute of 2012 (until the Mayans rise from the dead and slaughter us all).

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What Is There To See Inside Beatdom 10 ~ The Religion Issue?
Dec30

What Is There To See Inside Beatdom 10 ~ The Religion Issue?

Greetings, Dear Readers! We know you have been waiting for the new issue of Beatdom to come out. Well,  it is here and it is available and a lot of you have ordered your copy already at the crazy low cost of only $9.99 . Here are a few photos of the innards of this portable literary salon! You will first notice the excellent cover art (above), which is a likeness of Krishna painted by Ed Terrell of the A.C.O.R. Gallery in Reading, PA....

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Beatdom Books on Kindle

It seems that one of the hottest Christmas presents this year was a shiny Kindle gift card. It’s really a great idea. There are a ton of wonderful publications on Kindle these days and they can be downloaded in a matter of seconds. But the problem is – as always – what to buy, of the many, many titles out there. Well, call us biased, but we think that Beatdom Books has some great options. Of course, there are issues...

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Why Bob Dylan Was Wrong About Lenny Bruce
Dec26

Why Bob Dylan Was Wrong About Lenny Bruce

We do not hear much about Lenny Bruce lately but if you look at the new Beatdom 10, The Religion Issue, you will see some new information about the man who changed the face of comedy in America and around the world.  Next time you laugh at an old George Carlin clip or laugh at Lewis Black or Sarah Silverman, you ought to thank Lenny for opening the door for them A lot of Bob Dylan fans know his song, “Lenny Bruce”  from...

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B10 is Here!
Dec17

B10 is Here!

Beatdom Ten is now on sale. This is the Religion-themed issue, which tackles topics like Jack’s back-and-forth with Catholicism and Buddhism, the role of religion in Tristessa, the influence of Hinduism on the Beat Generation, and William S. Burroughs’ decade-long dance with Scientology. For the complete list of contents, see this page. To buy the mag, there are several options: Either take a look at our Beatdom store,...

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What Do The Rolling Stones Have In Common With Mr. Burroughs?
Dec16

What Do The Rolling Stones Have In Common With Mr. Burroughs?

Aside from the love of guns, hard drugs, being cultural phenomenons and part-time movie stars, what did William S. Burroughs share with the Rolling Stones? Recently released on DVD,  Stones In Exile is a documentary premiered by the BBC in May.  Amid the great footage of the boys (?) jamming and living at Keith Richards’ house in France, we get a gliimpse of the song-writing process that put Jagger/Richards on the pop map. One...

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Beatdom Books Open to Submissions

Beatdom Books, the publishing company behind this fine literary journal, is seeking books to publish. Check out thet submission guidelines for more details. History In 2009, City of Recovery Press (the original name for BB) put out a short poetry chapbook by Kyle Chase, once a Beatdom regular. This chapbook is no longer available. In 2010, the newly named Beatdom Books published its first two novels, Spencer Kansa’s Zoning and...

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Kitty Bruce Talks To Beatdom About Lenny Bruce and Religion
Dec08

Kitty Bruce Talks To Beatdom About Lenny Bruce and Religion

In November, Kitty Bruce, daughter and only survivor of  comedy icon/legend Lenny Bruce, was gracious enough to talk to Beatdom about her father’s distain for organized religion, as evidenced in a number of his comedy routines, life at home and Lenny’s House, the twelve step rehab for women in NorthEast Pennsylvania which she started in memory of her father. Kitty tells us about her father’s, and her own, childhood...

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