Review: The Beats, by Steven Belletto

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David S. Wills

In 2020, Cambridge University Press published The Beats: A Literary History, by Steven Belletto, author of the 2017 volume The…

The Change: Allen Ginsberg, Reborn

This essay was originally published in Beatdom #21. On July 18th, 1963, Allen Ginsberg sat on a train as it…

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Beatdom #22 – The Jack Kerouac Centenary Edition

Every year, we pick a theme for the next installment of Beatdom. In the past, we’ve explored the Beat Generation…

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The Beats: A Teaching Companion

Clemson University and the Beat Studies Association have been working together on a series of books about the Beat Generation,…

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Review: Ginsberg’s Karma

Ginsberg’s Karma is a short documentary about Allen Ginsberg’s trip through India between 1962 and 1963. Directed by Ram Devineni…

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Layover: An attempt to keep a journal |by Weldon Kees

In the late spring of 1939, Weldon Kees, his wife Ann, and his parents, John and Sarah—called “Sadie”—traveled to San…

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High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism

High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings…

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Metropolitan Greetings: Allen Ginsberg Behind the Iron Curtain (from Havana to Moscow)

In 1965, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Eastern Europe, visiting Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Soviet Union alone. Ginsberg was a prolific…

3 months ago

Beatdom #21 On Sale Now

Today, we are delighted to announce the release of Beatdom #21 - the CHANGE issue. This is another huge issue…

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Fifty Years Ago, Hunter S. Thompson Took On Police Brutality

Hunter S. Thompson is best known for his bizarre Gonzo writing, which fused fiction and journalism in a darkly comedic…

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