Beatdom T-Shirts
May21

Beatdom T-Shirts

It’s been a big month for Beatdom. May is our birthday month (we don’t party for just one day; we do it all month long) and this year we turn four. This is also the month that we’ve launched Beatdom Books and announced the first B.B. publications – Zoning by Spencer Kansa (which William S. Burroughs said, “reads like an urban Celine”) and The Dog Farm by David S. Wills. To celebrate we’ve been...

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Happy Birthday, Carolyn Cassady

Carolyn Cassady was born 28th April, 1923. She is best known for her participation in the Beat Generation – both as a character in the works of the Beat writers, as well as for her memoir, Off the Road. Spencer Kansa interviewed Carolyn Cassady for the last issue of Beatdom. Take a look. Or search Beatdom’s archives for more info about...

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Carolyn Cassady – Neal, Me and Jack makes three
Mar01

Carolyn Cassady – Neal, Me and Jack makes three

By Spencer Kansa In 1951, Jack Kerouac began work on a roman a clef whose breathless prose would help define an era and seduce generations to come, On the Road. Based on his road trip adventures from the previous decade, Kerouac drew upon his battered notebooks and unique recall to get it all down. Typing on a continuous roll of teletype paper, his stream of consciousness spilled out in one long inspired flow and soon a soulful vision...

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Beatdom Books

When Beatdom was first published, back in 2007, we founded a little publishing company called “Mauling Press” to print and distribute the magazine. After a while they became known as “City of Recovery Press,” (or CoRP) and that’s the company that still publishes Beatdom. CoRP hasn’t really done much else in the world of publishing, as Beatdom has taken all its energy and resources. However, over of...

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William Burroughs – Heavy Metal Guru

by Spencer Kansa. ”Tell him I’ve been reading him and I believe every word he says.” Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg on William Burroughs in 1965. I remember sitting across from William Burroughs at the dining table in his modest, porch-fronted clapboard house in Kansas, trying to take it all in, thinking this was the coolest thing I had ever done. As we sat sharing a joint – small “bomber” variety –...

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