29 posts tagged beatdom
i interviewed gordon ball, who took the very famous picture of military cadets reading allen ginsberg’s howl.
this is in the new issue of beatdom, available now.
From Albion to Shangri-La consists of collected excerpts from Peter Doherty’s journals, circa 2008 to 2013, with an added selection from his tour diaries, all rounded off with a previously unpublished interview with editor, Nina Antonia – the rock journalist’s rock journalist, no stranger…
yes. fight the power. buy beatdom. support small presses, awesome writers, poetry, art, etc. do what ginsy says. you know you want to.
Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable price of $8.99 on Amazon.
This issue is all about WAR. People think of the Beats as post-war, entirely separate and disinterested. But we disagree. In this issue we explore the relationship between the Beats and war, from Kerouac and Ginsberg in the navy, to Burroughs’ intergalactic battles, to the influence of postmemory, the British Beat movement as growing out of WWII, and we also talk to (Colonel) Gordon Ball about Allen Ginsberg teaching in the U.S. Army.
Here’s a sneak peak at the contents:
The Beat Generation at War – David S. Wills
War all the Time – Neil Reddy
War Upon War – Katie Stewart
Everything Changed After the War – GK Stritch
Borne Out of War – Philip Willey
Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago – Pat Thomas
Howl of the Abject – Pamela Kidd
The Pickle Shelves – Holly Day
Cold September Air – Marc Olmsted
Morning on my Island in these Times of War – Chris Astwood
GodCop – AD Hitchen
Taxes – Brian Kuhr
Blood Drive – Michael Lund
Fringe – Larry Duthie
Interviews and Reviews
Gordon Ball Interview – David S. Wills
The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs – David S. Wills
For the next week, Beatdom issues 11-14 are on sale. Only $6.99 each!
these magazines typically retail at $9.99-$11.99, but for the next week they’re all only $6.99.
sweet deal, right?
Beatdom #15 will be on sale next Friday.
“the greatest road movie never made" - by gk stritch
the cover for the next issue of beatdom, featuring a 6,000 word “essay” (it’s practically a fucking book) by yours truly.
i have a horrible feeling it’s going to turn into another damn book…
It’s competition time!
Win a FREE copy of Marc Olmsted’s memoir, Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg ‘72 through ‘97 by going to our Facebook page.
jack stole bill’s copy of Beatdom #15….
Allen Ginsberg invited me to see William S. Burroughs in January 1977, when I was visiting NYC. As you may know, Burroughs’ residence at 222 Bowery was nicknamed The Bunker. It was a converted YMCA, with literally no windows and a shiny steel door. The walls were painted white with tiny minimalist art, like that of his old colleague Brion Gysin’s.
I thought it was definitely a great space and safe shelter, then and now. Various young people were hanging out with Bill at a big table like you’d see in a conference room, like James Grauerholz, his longtime secretary and then-platonic companion. Burroughs was extremely gregarious in this environment – a few drinks in him and some weed, and he became a hilarious story teller.
I told Burroughs that I had a dream about him where his face was covered with tattoos like Quequeg in Moby Dick, and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt like Hunter S. Thompson, and also looked like Thompson, which was not a stretch. In the dream, he told me he was a master of Peruvian magic. Burroughs didn’t seem to like the Thompson part, scowling slightly as I told it, but then leaned forward and said, “I am a master of Peruvian magic, my dear.”
this story comes from marc olmsted’s forthcoming book, Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg ‘72 Thru ‘97, which was edited by this handsome motherfucker right here, and was included in the last issue of Beatdom.
Naked Tea -The Burroughs Bits by Philip Willey, with work by George Laughead with art by Lyle Schultz. Published by Beatdom.
Carl Solomon on NOT Publishing Jack Kerouac http://www.beatdom.com/?p=3040
Doctor William S. Sax and Bird…