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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…
It’s that time again. Time to get your submissions ready for the next issue of Beatdom. The theme is WAR, so there’s plenty to contemplate. After all, the Beats rose out of WWII, and transformed into the Hippies with the coming of the Vietnam War. Intergalactic war dominated the work of William S. Burroughs, and protesting war came to define Allen Ginsberg’s public persona.
See the link for more details, and please share widely. Our last issue was HUGE and this one should be even better….
what is it good for?
…well, the theme of the next issue of beatdom.
also, it never hurt literature.
i’ve been writing this column about hunter s thompson. i wrote it a long time ago but never bothered to do anything with it until now. maybe one day i will add to it and edit it and release it as a book, but for now it’s a blog series you can follow on beatdom.com.
my collection of short stories, called 6 Stories (on account of it containing six stories), is apparently popular among readers of the book, The Vagina Buffet.
i seem to recall this having happened before, only with another book whose title contains the female genitalia.