Chelsea’s Ghosts Revisited
Oct30

Chelsea’s Ghosts Revisited

For literary types and students of Beat history who intend to invest a few cool million in real estate at the someday gentrified Chelsea Hotel, consider a few things. Yes, this was the home of Herbert Hunke and Gregory Corso, and Bill Burroughs and Ginsberg and Kerouac all stayed or passed through here and numerous writers and artists and near writers and near artists and every other type of, as Burroughs might say, “characters” from...

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Submissions Update: Beatdom #14
Oct29

Submissions Update: Beatdom #14

This is a series of updates on the submissions process for Beatdom #14. Firstly, thank you to everyone who has submitted to Beatdom during this last submissions period. Both the quantity and quality of material has been higher than at any stage in the last six years. Thank you also to anyone who has liked, shared, retweeted, or otherwise assisted in spreading the word about our upcoming issue. Traffic to the website and Facebook page...

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Beatdom #14 Movie Trailer
Oct27

Beatdom #14 Movie Trailer

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Fact and Fiction in Fear and Loathing
Oct27

Fact and Fiction in Fear and Loathing

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is now generally considered a work of fiction. It is the work for which Hunter S Thompson is best known, for which he receives the greatest praise and parody, and about which the most debate exists. It’s the book that inspired a generation of wannabe Gonzo writers, sent idiots armed with quotations to hassle Thompson wherever he went, and made the...

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Another Beatdom Books Publication Coming Soon
Oct25

Another Beatdom Books Publication Coming Soon

Next month – November, 2013 – Beatdom Books will publish its first ever novella. The title is Wood Splinters and it is written by Cia Mathew. The plot follows the adventures of a pregnant med student with a wooden leg and a penchant for collecting human body parts. See here for more details.

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Out

By Jared Carnie   Soon you’ll be gone and there’ll be no time for this. Soon you’ll be gone and there’ll be no time for poetry.   Soon you’ll be gone and there’ll be no more mornings. There’ll be no more sunrises No more sunsets No more sunny afternoons.   Soon you’ll be gone and there’ll be no more music. There’ll be no more Miles No more Hendrix No more songs stuck in your head No more singing in secret at the top of...

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“Kerouac Succumbs”
Oct21

“Kerouac Succumbs”

Forty-four years ago today, Jack Kerouac died. This article, taken from Georgia’s Waycross Journal-Herald, and written by the Associated Press, shows the popular perception of Kerouac at the time of his death. He was well-known, certainly, but hardly respected. The man was still considered part of the disreputable “beatnik” movement, despite his personal disavowal of it. He was also considered a hopeless alcoholic...

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Maggie
Oct17

Maggie

Golden peach and Irish rose Black hair falls on cheeks of snow High school first love like no other Cherry blossoms in green spring Melts the poet athlete’s heart Red lip kisses at the start The beauty of Maggie The poetry of Maggie The love of Maggie, as only the young know it The beauteous Brunette of rooftop seas And white ice skates and upside down and creamy cream cakes She could have been the mother Or daughter of angel light...

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