What to Expect from Beatdom #11
Apr26

What to Expect from Beatdom #11

As many of you know, the next issue of Beatdom marks a very special anniversary. It is the fifth anniversary of Beatdom’s inception. Five years is a tremendous landmark in this industry, and we’re celebrating by bringing you our best issue yet, including four massive interviews with some of the hippest, most Beat names around. Here’s a list of contents… “Grizzly Bear” Katy Gurin – short story “Billy Burroughs:...

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The Continuing Story of Truman Peyote

Part One Truman was feeding Lunchables to Laguna Lake geese when a towering Neanderthal Slapped him with his country club cane and asked him if he’d read his daily Isaiah Truman said, “No sir,” and was blasted like Ringo’s drum with just a dash of criticism The Neanderthal threw Truman a haphazard Rolex before ascending into God-knows-where But before Truman could pawn it, three beatniks nabbed Truman’s soul Truman awoke in...

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writhing pupils

distinguished gentlemen gather late at night in crawl spaces and fox holes writing love poems to the Julies and Katys and Wendys they dance around the page sword in hand attempting to tame the ink like a snake charmer wooing his slithery enemy a few are able to control the boa and the rest are bitten

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Chinatown, KL

Orange-clad monk beggar Pot-in-hand winding Through crowds, wailing Complaining not of poverty But of some existential trauma Howling to the storm above And foreigners pushing by For some form of unknown Mercy   His twisted foot sister Purple headdress crying Insanity and screaming At feeding tourists Drunk with madness Barking, spitting A sneeze, vocalized “Ah…” she says – spits – “choo!”   I realise as I watch this drama,...

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B11 Cover
Apr13

B11 Cover

The next issue of Beatdom is nature-themed. Here’s the cover, featuring Arthur Rimbaud:   Art by Waylon Bacon. Beatdom Editor Michael Hendrick conceived the cover based on Rimbaud’s poem,  After the Deluge, and Waylon brought it to life, sort of. Inside Issue 11, Larry Beckett, song-writer and author of Beatdom Books’ soon-to-be-released volume, Beat Poetry, looks at the poem in a new essay. Rimbaud has...

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maybe her body followed

Breaking the surface of the pomegranate felt like penetrating human skin. The purple blood trickled down my fingers and splashed onto the meat of my bare foot. I saw it falling towards the ground, and even though there was ample time to react, I was unable to pull away. I felt knuckle deep in fresh Jello or 15 minutes into a hot shower on a winter morning. I knew I had to let go, but my body...

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Girl in the Bleachers

  She used to adore me in the days of short recess The lean, made-up face, wonderful, beautiful, godlike But last night after I entered that packed, old football stadium I saw her flirting behind bleachers of familiar faces And when she came into my range I took careful note And when I prepared a conversation Well-thought up and full of her destinies She simply turned away as if she had never met me...

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Mad House Blues: Part 4

A yellow flower grows among the dead bodies of children. Carrion crows tear flesh and drink congealing blood as we danced upon the hill in a drug-fueled orgy of sorts around cruxifictial silhouettes. One by one we were martyred for art. We became the ultimate...

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