First Words

September 18, 2018 Thanks to Jed Birmingham for tipping the wink about this brief film of William Burroughs reading at Better Books in London in 1965. You can also see Alex Trocchi the film. Can anyone identify anyone else, or even themselves? Much as I hate smoking it is a tiny moment of Burroughs on film in England.   Beat Scene 90 is now at the printer. It will be ready soon. This issue marks the 30th year of Beat…

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Welcome to BEAT SCENE

Welcome to the new site for Beat Scene magazine. A long running print quarterly devoted to America’s Beat Generation and all those associated with it, artists, writers, musicians. The site will grow in the near future. For now, information about the very latest issue given over exclusively to 60 years of Jack Kerouac’s landmark novel ‘On the Road.’ The issue includes contributions from Kerouac friend and collaborator David Amram, Kerouac’s first biographer Ann Charters, an interview with LuAnne Henderson, better…

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