In a little over one month, we will release Beatdom #21. This year, we have chosen the theme of CHANGE, which has inspired a wonderful collection of submissions ranging from Leroi Jones’ transformation into Amiri Baraka to William S. Burroughs’ shifting approaches to the cut-up method.
Last year, we brought you the biggest issue of Beatdom yet published and this issue will rival that for content. We have a wealth of essays, interviews, reviews, memoirs, and poetry to share.
Here’s what you can expect:
|The Many Lives of LeRoi Jones: Race and the Beat Generation||Ryan Mathews||Amiri Baraka|
|The Change: Allen Ginsberg, Reborn||David Wills||Allen Ginsberg|
|Make the Change: The Art & Prophecy of William S. Burroughs||Westley Heine||William Burroughs|
|An Excess of Meaning ~ Interpretation and the Cut-Up||Josh Bergamin||William Burroughs|
|Only Tough Guys Shit Themselves in Public||Leon Horton||Charles Bukowski|
|Boxcar Communion: A Narrative Theological Reflection on the Opening Chapter of The Dharma Bums||Paul W. Jacob||Jack Kerouac|
|Violets are Blue||Vic Larson||Paul Carroll|
|All Change: The Lives & Arts of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge||Matthew Levi Stevens||Genesis Breyer P-Orridge|
|Gerald Nicosia interviewed by R.B. Morris||R.B. Morris|
|Like Father, Unlike Son: An Interview with Juan Thompson||Graham Rae|
|Turning the Tables: An Interview with Victor Bockris||Leon Horton|
|Translating the Beats: An Interview with Farid Gadham||David S. Wills|
|Some American Tales by Brenda Frazer||Heike Mlakar|
|Beat Scrapbook Review||Ryan Mathews|
|Allen Ginsberg in Nebraska||Randy Rhody|
|The Times, the Times||Weldon Kees|
|Omnia Extares||Matt Schultz|
|Unrecorded Corso Secondhand Flashes||Marc Olmsted|
|A Memory of Gregory Corso||John Pratt|
As always, our cover has been put together by the weird and wonderful Waylon Bacon:
Beatdom #21 will go on sale in May, 2021. It will be available through Amazon as a printed and Kindle title. Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, we will again make this issue freely available as a digital journal. We understand that, in difficult times such as these, it can hard for people to afford items like literary journals and we would hate for anyone to miss out.
If you are interested in placing a pre-order for a printed copy of the journal, please e-mail editor [at] beatdom (dot) com.