First Words

May 19, 2018   Coming up in Beat Scene 89, an interview with Lois Sorrells Beckwith, who was ‘Louise’ in Jack Kerouac’s novel ‘Big Sur.’ Lois and Jack had a relationship and an enduring friendship. She also had a relationship with Lucien Carr during the early 1960s. This little article by Maria Papova appeared on the site Brain Pickings back in 2015. At the end Lois reads her poem about Kerouac travelling a big journey to help her in her…

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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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