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Here are a few links you might be interested in: Allen Ginsberg’s fourteen steps for revising poetry Allen Ginsberg’s poetic practicum David S. Wills at Hunter S. Thompson’s house On William S. Burroughs’ collaboration with Kurt Cobain Michael Hendrick K2 criminalisation “Johnny Depp” – a poem by Tim Burton Interview with the directors of “Howl” about penis forests A huge update...

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Happy Birthday, Hunter S. Thompson

Today would’ve been Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. He was born 18th July 1937 and every year on this day his fans around the world like to have a glass of Wild Turkey and celebrate on of the finest journalists and writers to have ever lived. Beatdom editor David S. Wills penned a tribute to the man that you can find on his personal blog. Marty Flynn from HSTbooks also wrote a great piece about him. Wayne Ewing’s...

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Animals, Whores & Dialogue

Wayne Ewing’s newest documentary is about to begin shipping on July 13th, just in time for Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. Animals, Whores & Dialogue is the sequel – of sorts – to 2003’s classic Breakfast With Hunter. I was privileged to view an early screening of Animals last month and I was suitably impressed. Animals takes Ewing’s intimate, fascinating perspective on the life of Hunter S....

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Beatdom #6

Beatdom always looks cool as a downloadable pdf file… and what’s more, it’s free. But to really appreciate Beatdom’s high-quality artwork you have to see a printed copy. Take a look at these pages from “LSD 25000″ by Edaurdo Jones, with illustrations by Mark...

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Beatdom On the Road

People read Beatdom all over the world. As editor, I live in South Korea and communicate with my staff by e-mail and phone. My staff live in America, Britain, France and Cuba. Our freelancers come from even further away. The people who read Beatdom do so on at least four different continents. They range in age from 13-100. They come from all walks of life, united by their admiration for the art and philosophy of the Beat Generation....

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On the Anniversary of the Death of Allen Ginsberg

On this day in 1997, Allen Ginsberg died. He was a great poet and wrote right up until his death. Ginsberg is most famous for his era-defining “Howl,” a poem that is as relevant today as ever. He was the father of the Beats in some ways, despite Burroughs being his senior and Kerouac reluctantly burdened with the title. But Ginsberg was an inspiration and a guide for his contemporaries. He helped them to write and to have...

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Beatdom #6

Beatdom #6 is finally here! Go to our website to find out more! Or buy direct from the publisher. — This issue has a “travel” theme. We have a long essay examining the journeys taken by each member of the Beat generation, as well as special features on Tangier (a Beat travel hotspot!) and the roaming of Hunter S. Thompson. We have some amazing short stories by Edaurdo Jones, Brin Friesen and Omar Zingaro Bhatia, as...

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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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