Thérèse Martin (1873-1897) was four years old when her mother died. She entered the Carmelite convent at Lisieux, France, at the age of fifteen and took the name Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. (Thérèse’s five sisters... read more »
Black Jack Bouvier
Parlez-vous … français?
jack be nimble
jack be spry
jack jump over apple pie (with Iowa vanilla ice cream)
Jack & Jill
(Kris & Keven
All good children... read more »
In Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958 by Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson, Kerouac writes to Joyce, “It was a good thing you didn’t come back on the ship with me because it only went to big gas tank barges off Perth... read more »
With the success of On the Road, all eyes are now on the next adaptation of a Kerouac novel: Big Sur.
David S. WillsDavid S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom magazine and the author of The Dog Farm.
He travels a lot, and... read more »
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Many thanks to Bill Morgan, author and Allen Ginsberg bibliographer and archivist, and Grey Art Gallery, New York University, for the Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2:00 pm walking tour “Allen Ginsberg... read more »
We recently passed a watershed moment in modern American literature, as November, 2012, marked sixty years since John Clellon Holmes introduced the term “Beat Generation” in the New York Times Magazine.
To many, this is the sum of all Holmes... read more »
Joyce Johnson’s role in Beat history is too often viewed simply as that of Jack Kerouac’s girlfriend. There is surprise when one first learns that she was a novelist in her own right and at the disdain for her position as a scholar of... read more »
Jack came back at Piper’s Bar
He was doing snuff with Chuck
And laughing at me
“I’m always here, man.
I’m the other half of your heartbeat.
I need you to keep me alive.”
I cursed and I swore
That I thought that I didn’t... read more »
This paper is a short inquiry into the quality of Jack Kerouac’s poetry. Kerouac is an American writer who has maintained an enduring hold on succeeding generations of readers through his long prose works, such as On the Road and The Dharma... read more »
This interview originally appeared in Beatdom #12 – the CRIME issue. You can purchase it on Amazon and Kindle.
Amiri Baraka is Beat.
He walked away from the scene in Greenwich Village, where he edited literary journals Yugen, Kulchur,... read more »