joyce johnson

Little Women

I was only twenty in the fall of 1955 when I sat down to start my first novel. Come and…

2 years ago

“A Fleeting Moment in a Floating World”: The Women of the Beat Generation Through Allen Ginsberg’s Eyes

“The whole Beat scene had very little to do with the participation of women as artists themselves. The real communication…

4 years ago

Defining Beat: Era, Location, and the Importance of Considering Women

  The Beat Generation, though small in numbers, had a profound effect on the American literary tradition. Coming into existence…

5 years ago

Reconsidering the Importance of the Joan Anderson Letter

It’s been an exciting few years for fans of the Beat Generation. Since Beatdom was founded, we have seen the…

7 years ago

War Upon War: The Second-Generation Beats and Postmemory

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #15: the WAR issue.       Most of the writers and artists to…

7 years ago

Joyce Johnson’s Novels Available From Open Road Media

Joyce Johnson is best-known for her 1983 memoir, Minor Characters, which focuses on the years 1957-58, and concerns the role…

7 years ago

Jack Kerouac Shipped Out from Perth Amboy

In Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958 by Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson, Kerouac writes to…

8 years ago

The Voice is All: Joyce Johnson Talks about Her Latest Book

Joyce Johnson’s role in Beat history is too often viewed simply as that of Jack Kerouac’s girlfriend. There is surprise…

9 years ago

Beatdom 12 ~ The Crime Issue ~ Coming Soon!!!

Yes, friends, Beatdom Issue Twelve is on it's way and today we unveil the cover, featuring the lovely Zeena Schreck…

9 years ago

Poetess and Patriarch

An exploration of female Beat writers and their involvement with the second-wave feminist movement By Lee McRae   ‘American literature…

11 years ago

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