Quick Update


I’ve been busy getting issue seven ready these past few weeks, and cconsequently haven’t been updating this blog as much as I’d like. Hopefully that will change after the release, which is scheduled for next month.

The Beatdom Facebook page is doing well. I’m always happy to see people participating. This isn’t the sort of magazine I want people just to read… I want you all to feel like part of the Beatdom family. I know that sounds silly and cheesy… but there you go. It’s true.

Anyway, as I’ve been too busy to write about issue seven as much as I’d like, here’s another little update. Please excuse me if I miss a contribution or fail to mention anything. This is by no means the definitive guide to the next issue.

We have an essays about –

  • Hunter S. Thompson’s favourite musicians (including Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane)
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Jim Carroll
  • John Lennon and the Beats
  • William S. Burroughs and rock music
  • Allen Ginsberg (2x essays with differing focuses)

Interviews with

  • An old football buddy of Jack Kerouac
  • Flying Dog Brewery
  • Michael Sharp

Plus an oral biography of Herbert Huncke, an obituary for Peter Orlovsky (along with a previously unseen photo), some more fantastic artwork by Isaac Bonan, a little Beat news, a couple of short stories and some poetry.

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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

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