writing

Some Advice for Students

The Beat Generation was an important literary and cultural movement and, as such, it is often taught and studied in…

3 years ago

What the Beats can teach us about writing

The Beat Generation was not just important as a countercultural movement. We don’t just remember Jack Kerouac for sending kids…

4 years ago

Feeling the Power: The Everlasting Impact of Hubert Selby Jr.’s Last Exit of Brooklyn

“…You men writers always put your balls in the way of the story…get your ego out of the way and…

4 years ago

Beats or Beatniks

You might well wonder what a beatnik is or who the Beat Generation were. Many people do... so what is…

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

Noise Poetry: An Interview with Thurston Moore

As an MFA fiction student at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University (one of the longest,…

9 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

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