Herbert Huncke – Times Square Superstar
May29

Herbert Huncke – Times Square Superstar

by Spencer Kansa.   I first met Herbert Huncke in the Spring of 1992, during a layover in New York, en route to visiting William Burroughs at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Shortly after my Manhattan arrival, I received a phone call at my hotel from Burroughs’ consigliere, James Grauerholz, who graciously welcomed me to America. During our conversation, I joked how I’d been hanging around Times Square, looking for Huncke,...

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What to Expect from Beatdom #12
Dec21

What to Expect from Beatdom #12

It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!!!! That’s right, ladies and gentleman. Beatdom #12 – the CRIME issue – is now on sale. You can purchase your copy on Kindle or good old dead tree format, both from your favorite industry-crushing internet monopoly. The Paypal link from Beatdom Books is coming soon… If you’ve read Beatdom before, then you’ve probably already placed your order...

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A Report on The Final Academy: Then & Now
Oct14

A Report on The Final Academy: Then & Now

17th October 2012 sees the publication of Academy 23, an ‘unofficial’ celebration of William S. Burroughs & The Final Academy, compiled & edited by Matthew Levi Stevens & Emma Doeve of WhollyBooks. Contents will include: – articles, essays & reviews from Michael Butterworth of Savoy Books, John Coulthart, Paul A. Green, John May, Mike Stevens, and David S. Wills – new & previously unpublished prose...

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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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Zoning Released
Jul07

Zoning Released

Fantastic news! Readers, as you await the release of the ninth issue of Beatdom magazine (which is coming soon… we promise!!!), we are proud to announce the release of Beatdom Books’ first publication, Spencer Kansa’s debut novel, Zoning. William S. Burroughs once said, “Zoning reads like an urban Celine.” And it does. You’ll dig it. Click here for more...

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Moloch!
Jun02

Moloch!

The above image, titled “Moloch!” was produced by Beatdom Books author, Spencer Kansa. Kansa’s first novel will be published this July by Beatdom...

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The Final Photo
May29

The Final Photo

Folks, thanks for helping celebrate our fourth birthday. May has been a fantastic month for Beatdom magazine once again. We’ve received some superb submissions for our upcoming Drugs issue, and we’ve announced the release of two very exciting books – Zoning by Spencer Kansa, and The Dog Farm by David S. Wills. As you will surely be aware, we have given you three previously unpublished photos from the Beat Generation...

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New BB Publications
May24

New BB Publications

Beatdom Books is proud to present two new novels set for a 2011 release. The first is Spencer Kansa‘s Zoning, which William S. Burroughs described as “an urban Celine.” Spencer Kansa has written for a wide variety of publications including Hustler, Mojo, Erotic Review and The NME. He is the author of Wormwood Star, a biography of the American artist and occult icon Marjorie Cameron (Mandrake of Oxford). His...

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