peter orlovsky

Ginsberg’s Gay Marriage

We at Beatdom would like to congratulate the people of the United States on an event of monumental importance. Today,…

6 years ago

The Beat Generation at War

  From Beatdom #15 - Available now on Amazon as a print and Kindle publication: The Beat Generation is often…

7 years ago

Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words: Intimate Chronicles of a Beat Writer

Here at Beatdom we have always had a fondness for Peter Orlovsky, and were surprised and delighted to hear about…

8 years ago

Pulling Our Daisy: The Illusion of Spontaneity

1959 was an important year in Beat Generation history. It was the year that William S. Burroughs published Naked Lunch…

8 years ago

Exiled on Beat Street

In 1957 Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky were in the midst of the obscenity trials in the US surrounding the…

8 years ago

Alt Lit as the New Beat Generation

“Do you think in five years the national media will create a stupid term like blogniks to describe us?”  …

8 years ago

A Few Words From Patti Smith On Writing and Beats

On May 15, Patti Smith told us about her new record, Banga, and some of the source for the title…

9 years ago

Hinduism: A Different Beat

from Beatdom Issue 10 (buy here) by Geetanjali Joshi Mishra and Ravi Mishra * As a religion, Hinduism has been…

10 years ago

Death Within a Chrysalis

At the turn of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac found himself in a profound state of limbo, the climax of an…

10 years ago

Many Loves

by Dr Madhu Mehrotra and Geetanjali Joshi Mishra “Resolved to sing no songs henceforth but those of manly attachment” -Walt…

11 years ago

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