Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003) with: Charles Bukowski Broadside. Kevin Ring, David Amram, James Birmingham, Charles Bukowski, John Dullaghan, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Kevin Killian, Jack Spicer, Dawn Swoop, Alexander Trocchi.
Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003) with: Charles Bukowski Broadside
Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003) with: Charles Bukowski Broadside
Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003) with: Charles Bukowski Broadside

Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003) with: Charles Bukowski Broadside

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2003. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers; Single Sheet. This vintage winter 2003 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an interview with Aubrey Malone about his biography of Charles Bukowski, The Hunchback of East Hollywood, conducted by Ring; an article-review on a Bukowski documentary, Born Into This, directed by John Dullaghan; a delightful "open letter" from David Amram, musician & associate of Jack Kerouac & co.; an intense scholarly essay on the last days of Kerouac by James Birmingham; a most insightful article by Ring on Bob Dylan's connection with Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts; an interview conducted by Ring about poet Jack Spicer & his circle with critical biographer Kevin Killian; a piece on Beat/ cult author Alexander Trocchi & a film adaptation of one of his works by Dawn Swoop; & much more. With many reviews & full of photo-illustrations throughout, including Bukowski filling up his car at the gas pump on front cover; & Allen Ginsberg in Siena, Italy in 1967 on back cover. Loosely included in this issue as sent to us by Ring is an original broadside (appx. 6&3/4" x 11&3/4") with Charles Bukowski's poem "The Laughing Heart," first published in a posthumous collection in 1996 & as noted at bottom, "...given away to subscribers of Beat Scene magazine with issue number 72./ April 2014, marking twenty years since his death." This issue is not the later one which originally contained this bonus broadside, but it is also largely Bukowski-related, somewhat near-contemporaneous with it, & where the esteemed Ring happened to place it, so we are passing it on as a "giveaway" to you. Another indispensable, increasingly scarce earlier issue in this most collectible series that as ever holds up to its motto, "This is the Beat Generation," & with a special treat included. In fine condition with only very slight rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & stapled spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; one small but pronounced crease with very small closed tear near top at lower left edge & corner of back cover (very slightly effecting image of Ginsberg's hand, shirt & medallion); staples in process of rusting with minimal interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of some page leaves; small crease-bumps at lower corners of last few of same; bit of rusting noted above. Broadside very fine with only one short, very faint crease at mid-left blank margin. Fine. [Item #4098]

Price: $30.00