On March 1st, 2019, Beatdom Books will publish World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as Traveller, an exciting new book by David S. Wills. The book is now available for pre-order using the form below.

About the Book

World Citizen cover

Allen Ginsberg visited sixty-six countries during his lifetime. He travelled in order to explore the world, but each time he went abroad, he came back changed. These changes built up his personality and poetic style, essentially creating the countercultural figure the world came to know during the 1960s – the world’s most famous living poet and all-round peace icon. 

Travel was not just a passion; it was essential to his development as a poet and activist. His most famous poems were products of travel and his core beliefs – from free love to world peace – were ones found while wandering through the wider world: without visiting Mexico in 1954, there would have been no “Howl”; without visiting France in 1958, there would have been no “Kaddish”; without visiting India in 1963, the image of Allen Ginsberg as a bearded hippie sage chanting mantras with finger symbols would simply not have existed.

In World Citizen, David S. Wills presents a new biography of Allen Ginsberg – one told through the prism of travel. Ginsberg’s life is recounted journey by journey, his development as a traveller meticulously recorded, and the influence of travel on his poetry explored in detail for the first time.

About the Author

David S. Wills is the founding editor of Beatdom Literary Journal, and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’.


You can pre-order your copy of World Citizen today for $24.00 – that’s $4.00 cheaper than the retail price. Just click the button below. If you have any problems, contact editor@beatdom.com. Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

You can also Pre-Order World Citizen the Kindle edition through Amazon.

About Allen Ginsberg’s Travels

You can find several posts on this website about Allen Ginsberg’s travels that were written by the author during his research for this book.