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The Change: Allen Ginsberg, Reborn

This essay was originally published in Beatdom #21. On July 18th, 1963, Allen Ginsberg sat on a train as it…

2 weeks ago

Metropolitan Greetings: Allen Ginsberg Behind the Iron Curtain (from Havana to Moscow)

In 1965, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Eastern Europe, visiting Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Soviet Union alone. Ginsberg was a prolific…

3 months ago

Allegories from the Cave: Burroughs and Trocchi – a Platonic Love

‘Demiurgos scowled, and with that Plato awoke. Or did he?’ Voltaire The drug experience has often been perceived as a…

1 year ago

New Book: World Citizen

David S. Wills' new book, World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as Traveller, is now on sale. World Citizen looks at the…

2 years ago

Pre-Order World Citizen

On March 1st, 2019, Beatdom Books will publish World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as Traveller, an exciting new book by David…

3 years ago

Women Writers of the Beat Era: A Review

In Women Writers of the Beat Era: Autobiography and Intertextuality, Mary Paniccia Carden argues that although the most famous writers…

3 years ago

Ginsberg Goes Behind Enemy Lines: A Review of Iron Curtain Journals

In 1965, Allen Ginsberg jumped at the chance to peek behind enemy lines with a visit to communist Cuba. He…

3 years ago

Allen Ginsberg in Asia

Asia had long been a source of inspiration and fascination for Allen Ginsberg by the time he finally set foot…

3 years ago

Allen Ginsberg and the FBI (and Secret Service)

In 1965 Allen Ginsberg flew to Cuba as part of a major poetry event hosted by the Casa de las…

4 years ago

The Beats in Greece

As the birthplace of Western democracy, literature, and philosophy, it is hardly surprising that Greece was of such interest to…

4 years ago

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