Beatdom was first published in 2007. Our early publishing schedule was inconsistent, but after about several years we switched to an annual schedule with themed issues. Most of the recent issues of Beatdom are available via Amazon as printed and Kindle editions, with the earliest ones unfortunately out of print.

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Beatdom Back Issues

Apologies for the formatting problems below. It is difficult to extract information from 15 years of printed journals, then convert them into a handy list form…

TitleEditor(s)ContentsPublication DateBuy Link
Beatdom #1David S. WillsESSAYS Buddhism and the Beats Bob Kaufman – The Unsung Beat Walt Whitman and the Beat Generation Father and Son: Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan The Significance of Vagrants On American Literature Beat Books What Do Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson and Jesus Have in Common? The Nanotechnological Red Bull Oxycodone Assessment Meet the Beats Seven Beat Tales Truth, Justice and the International Super Highway Beats Online A Beaten Dream? Eat at Joe’s: The American Dream? Harry Potter and the Death of Literature Alcoholic Depravity INTERVIEWS Steve McAllister Ken Babbs Paul Krassner Zane Kesey Barry Gifford FICTION Ganga Chip Adventure Banter Goodfriend New York Lights Burning Bright2007Kindle Only
Beatdom #2David S. WillsFEATURES Women of the Beat Generation Saving Bukowski’s Bungalow The Life of Gregory Corso ARTICLES No Great Society Review A Beaten People? My Moriartys The Influence of Jack Kerouac on Hunter S Thompson INTERVIEWS Neeli Cherkovski REVIEWS Heart Beat The Outsiders of New Orleans FICTION Outlaw Traveller Rise of the Appliances On the Beat – The Modern Counterculture Stevia – A Bitter/Sweet Story Freeganism2008Out of Print
Beatdom #3David S. WillsFEATURES Who’s Who: A Guide to Kerouac’s Characters The Streetlight on the Road: Gregory Corso ARTICLES Beat Beatnik Dictionary On the Map The Lost Novel: And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks Fact & Fiction in Las Vegas The Modern World Welcome to the Plastic World On the Holloway Road The American Epidemic FICTION Tempest Tavern Temptress2009Out of Print
Beatdom #4David S. WillsFEATURES HST & The Beats: Fleeting Encounters Jack Kerouac’s Visions of Gerard Joan Vollmer: In the Eyes of her Contemporaries Beats & the Sixties Counterculture Alene Lee: Subterranean Muse ARTICLES The Sea is my Brother, by Jack Kerouac Kerouac & The Outsider: A Puzzle The Breton Traveller The Plurarity of the Beat Spirituality INTERVIEWS Carolyn Cassady Gary Snyder REVIEWS Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway review No Country for Old Men Required Reading FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Woodcuttings of the Beats First Encounters with Allen Ginsberg The Gun and the New Dark Way Deep Fried Ducktape and Sushi Knives Jack & Edward2009Out of Print
Beatdom #5David S. WillsFEATURES The Visions of Burroughs Naked Lunch at 50 Naked Lunch on Film The Battle for Kerouac’s Estate Lady Beats Do the Beats Still Matter? INTERVIEWS  ‘Howl’ Goes to Hollywood Helen Weaver FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Someone to Write to Hence the Drama Deep Fried Ductape and Sushi Knives pt. 22009Out of Print
Beatdom #6David S. WillsESSAYS Walking with the Barefoot Beat Finding Alene The Beats on the Road Literature and the Art of Self-Realisation Lest we Forget In Tangier INTERVIEWS Scroobius Pip REVIEWS A Blue Hand: The Beats in India FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Sisters On the Road Changed my Life… Domino Diaries: Havana Zoo LSD 25000 Transylvanian Tale The Crooked Path Toward Salvation Postcard from Allen Ginsberg2010Out of Print
Beatdom #7 – the MUSIC issueDavid S. Wills, Wayne Mullins, and Edaurdo JonesESSAYS Setting Gonzo to a Beat Long John Silver and the Beats Last Thoughts on Ginsberg and Music William S. Burroughs: Rock God Remembering Peter Orlovsky Come Join Uncle Sam’s Band Jim Carroll’s Last Diary Entry Patti Smith and the Beats Herbert Huncke: An Oral Biography INTERVIEWS Flying Dog Brewery Michael Sharp Crushing Kerouac FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Scribbe 2001 The Ballad of Sonny Allen2010Kindle Only
Beatdom #8 – the SEX issueDavid S. Wills, Wayne Mullins, and Michael HendrickESSAYS The Lady is a Humble Thing Sick or Magical Romance and the Rolling Stone Many Loves Loneliness and Waitresses Poetess and Patriarch Gregory Corso – Poet of the Streets The Sex Life of Jack Kerouac REVIEW Marriage to a Stranger INTERVIEWS Carolyn Cassady FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Whores Who Were My Friends Gnossienne Kiss Mr Chicken Swinging with the Beats 76 Seconds in Newcastle2011Buy
Beatdom #9 – the DRUGS issueDavid S. Wills and Michael HendrickESSAYS From Ganja to God Death within a Chrysalis An Annotated Essay on Kaddish Burroughs as Botanist Sympathy for the Devil? REVIEWS Naked Lens FICTION/ART/MEMOIRS Meat from Craigslist LSD at the Dobie Saint Thomas Becket At the Holiday Inn2011Buy
Beatdom #10 – the RELIGION issueDavid S. Wills and Michael HendrickESSAYS Tristessa: Heavengoing Eating the Beat Menu The Weird Cult: How Scientology Shaped the Writing of William S. Burroughs Hinduism STORIES Maggie Mae and the Band Forever Stung Lost and Found A Short History of Buddhism in Berlin Under the Influence of William S. Burroughs INTERVIEWS Kitty Bruce REVIEWS The One and Only, by Gerald Nicosia2011Buy
Beatdom #11 – the NATURE issueDavid S. Wills, Michael Hendrick, and Katharine HollisterESSAYS Billy Burroughs: Gentleman Farmer Hunter S. Thompson: Gonzo Frontiersman After the Deluge Rub Out the Words William Blake and the Beat Generation INTERVIEW Al Hinckle Ann Charters Richie Ramone FICTION Grizzly Bear2012Buy
Beatdom #12 – the CRIME issueDavid S. Wills, Michael Hendrick, and Katharine HollisterINTERVIEWS Joyce Johnson Patti Smith Amiri Baraka ESSAYS Joyce rebuttal by Paul Maher Jnr Herbert Huncke: Times Square Superstar John Clellon Holmes eessay Beat Rap Sheet Night Shift American Zen Jack Kerouac’s Poetry: Where’s the Gold? FICTION Baby American Dream Bear story REVIEWS Brother Souls2012Buy
Beatdom #13 – the DRINKING issueDavid S. Will and Katharine HollisterESSAYS The Beats: Bad Drunks – David S. Wills Meeting William S. Burroughs – Cabell McClean and Matthew Levi Stevens Drunk and Disorderly – Chris Dickerson William S. Burroughs, C.J. Bradbury, and Williams Mix – Matthew Levi Stevens The Second Wave of American Interest in Japanese Culture – Charlie Canning Drinking from the Beat Menu REVIEWS This Ain’t No Holiday Inn Text, Drugs, and Rock’n’Roll FICTION The Boys in the Bar – Chris Dickerson All of it was made for you and Me – Andre M. Zucker Sophie – Cristian Ponici2013Buy
Beatdom #14 – the MOVIE issueDavid S. Wills, Michael Hendrick, and Katharine HollisterBeat Film Overview – David S. Wills American Mutants – Marc Olmsted The Road’s Too Raw – Nick Meador $10,000 Screenplay – Doug Draime Film Noir on a Jazzy Night – Robin Como Heart of Dreams – David Morgan-Brown Taking Tiger Mountain – Adrien Why Can’t They Get It? – Neil Reddy Filming Hunter S. Thompson – Wayne Ewing Hunger for Peace – Jon Sindell Pulling Our Daisy – David S. Wills lie with me – eahba rose I Found the Flower – Dason Anderson Big Sur – Nick Meador Setting Kerouac to Music – David S. Wills Howl Essay – Michelle Rudolf One More Year – Amber Cook Burroughs: The Movie – Tom Cottey The Zaps – Julie Finch A Fish With Frog’s Eyes – Kurt Cline Storming the Reality Studio with Uncle Bill – Matthew Levi Stevens I’ve Seen That Movie, Too – Giuseppi Martino Buonaiuto2014Buy
Beatdom #15 –David S. Will and Katharine HollisterESSAYS The Beat Generation at War War Upon War: Second Generation Beats and Postmemory Borne Out of War: The British Beats Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago Howl of the Abject War All the Time REVIEWS The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs INTERVIEWS Gordon Ball2014Buy
Beatdom #16 – the MONEY issueDavid S. WillsThe Burroughs Millions – David S. Wills The Debt Collector Herbert Huncke Excerpt – Hilary Holladay Finding Ferlinghetti – Calvin White Ginsberg in the Underground – Delilah Gardner Nothing is Perfect – Bob Pope A Negative Score on the Happiness List – Katie Stewart The American Dreamer Goes the Way of the American Hobo – Gina Stritch Telling All The Road – Max Bakke Review: At the End of the Road – David S. Wills Beaten White – Alyssa Cokinis The Surrealist – Brandon Lee Review: The Whole Shot Reconsidering Kerouac – Richard Kostelanetz2015Buy
Beatdom #17 – the POLITICS issueDavid S. Wills“World Citizen: How Politics Shaped the Travels of Allen Ginsberg, and How Travel Shaped his Politics” by David S. Wills “The Flying Dutchman: An Overview of LeRoi Jones’ Greatest Commentary on the Struggle of the Black Man and Racial Relations in Post-World War America” by Alyssa Cokinis “‘America’: Allen Ginsberg’s Hopeful Satire” by Eliot Katz “Defining Beat: Era, Location, and the Importance of Considering Women” by M.G. Wessels “Turtle Island: An Eco-Critique of Capitalism” by Elizabeth Lee Reynolds “Ginsberg and the Machinery of Capitalism: A Political Reading of Howl” by Arianna Garofalo “Gonzo Personas: Hunter S. Thompson and John G. Clancy” by Frederic B. Wildfang “Echoes of the Revolution: Diane di Prima and the Beat Generation” by William Nesbitt “Elegy for Allen” by Eliot Katz “I’m Watching You Watching Me: The Inversion of the Gaze in Ginsberg’s Photographs” by Katie Oates “Energy and Consciousness” by Robert T. Walker Review: The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind by Chad Weidner2016Buy
Beatdom #18 – the 10th anniversary specialDavid S. WillsWorld Citizen: How Politics Shaped the Travels of Allen Ginsberg, and How Travel Shaped his Politics by David S. Wills The Flying Dutchman: An Overview of LeRoi Jones’ Greatest Commentary on the Struggle of the Black Man and Racial Relations in Post-World War America by Alyssa Cokinis ‘America’: Allen Ginsberg’s Hopeful Satire by Eliot Katz Defining Beat: Era, Location, and the Importance of Considering Women by M.G. Wessels Turtle Island: An Eco-Critique of Capitalism by Elizabeth Lee Reynolds Ginsberg and the Machinery of Capitalism: A Political Reading of Howl by Arianna Garofalo Gonzo Personas: Hunter S. Thompson and John G. Clancy by Frederic B. Wildfang Echoes of the Revolution: Diane di Prima and the Beat Generation by William Nesbitt I’m Watching You Watching Me: The Inversion of the Gaze in Ginsberg’s Photographs by Katie Oates Review: The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind by David S. Wills2017Buy
Beatdom #19David S. WillsPhilomene Long: Beat Seeker on the Road That Was Not There – Ryan Mathews Build Four No-Exit Walls – Eliot Katz Snyder, Kerouac, and the Dharma – Simon Scott Insanity in Ginsberg’s and Epstein’s Howl from a Foucauldian Point of View – Türkü Naz Altınay Daddy’s Girl – Vincent Zangrillo Review of Don’t Hide the Madness After Cézanne – Connor McDonald Martin Matz: “The Last Outlaw Poet” – Ryan Mathews “The Silent Generation”: Sexuality and the Code of Cool in the Female Beat Memoir – Harry Lowther Kaddish for Ira Cohen – Nina Živančević Snake Bit – Vincent Zangrillo Allen Ginsberg in Asia – David S. Wills2019Buy
Beatdom #20 – the POST-BEATS issueDavid S. Wills“Hunter S. Thompson and the Beat Generation” by David S. Wills “Pregnancy always makes me want to fuck more: Sexual and Maternal Desire Entanglements in Diane di Prima” by Ambar Geerts Zapién Two Poems by Eliot Katz “The Encounter Robinsonian: Weldon Kees and Denise Levertov, April–October 1955” by James Reidel “Review of Kerouac: The Last Quarter Century” by Robert Niemi “Interview with John Sampas” by David Daniel “William S. Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Drugs, and Control: When the Beats Split into the Hippies and the Punks” by Westley Heine “Chasing Hunter’s Literary Persona Through the Pages: A conversation with Hunter S. Thompson scholar, Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan” by Noel Dávila “The Beaten Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg, Thompson… and the Battle of Chicago” by Leon Horton “A Shoe that Fits the Mind: A Review of Ginsberg’s South American Journals” by David S. Wills “The Deconstruction and Resurrection of Bob Kaufman” by Ryan Mathews “Fear and Loathing in Utero” by Leon Horton2020Buy
Beatdom #21 – the CHANGE issueDavid S. WillsESSAYS The Many Lives of LeRoi Jones: Race and the Beat Generation The Change Make the Change: The Art & Prophecy of William S. Burroughs An Excess of Meaning ~ Interpretation and the Cut-Up Only Tough Guys Shit Themselves in Public Boxcar Communion: A Narrative Theological Reflection… Violets are Blue All Change The Lives & Arts of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge INTERVIEWS Gerald Nicosia interviewed by R.B. Morris Like Father, Unlike Son: An Interview with Juan Thompson Turning the Tables: An Interview with Victor Bockris Translating the Beats: An Interview with Farid Gadham REVIEWS Review: Some American Tales by Brenda Frazer Beat Scrapbook Review MEMOIR/POETRY Allen Ginsberg in Nebraska The Times, the Times Omnia Extares Unrecorded Corso Secondhand Flashes A Memory of Gregory Corso2021Buy