[Item #6032] Beat Scene No. 108 (Autumn 2023). Kevin Ring, Udo Breger, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Colin cooper, Brian Dalton, Richard Farina, John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, Arthur Knight, Kit Knight, Joanne Kyger, Jim McCrary, Richard O. Moore, Charles Olson, Janine Pommy Vega, Tom Swift, Allyn Thomas, Anne Waldman, Ed White.
Beat Scene No. 108 (Autumn 2023)
Beat Scene No. 108 (Autumn 2023)

Beat Scene No. 108 (Autumn 2023)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2023. First Printing. Wrappers in Glued Binding. This latest (as of this writing) number of the Beat Generation-devoted magazine edited, published & with contributions by Kevin Ring in the UK features an article by Allyn Thomas about The Last Night of the Earth Poems, a classic collection by down-&-out cult favorite Charles Bukowski; a contemporary review-analysis of William S. Burroughs' Last Words (2000), the compilation of his final journal entries, by his associate (& our acquaintance) Jim McCrary; an essay by Tom Swift on the cut-short Beat legend Richard Farina's letters to his wife-to-be Mimi Baez (sister of Joan); primary founding Beat John Clellon Holmes' writings on the great publishers Arthur & Kit Knight, along with excerpts from their diaries; a piece on a now-obscure collection of letters between Jack Kerouac & his friend-inspiration Ed White; transcribed production notes from the making of the 1979 film "Heart Beat," based (not very well if you ask me...) on Carolyn Cassady's memoir of her life with Neal Cassady & Jack Kerouac; an article by the great Beat-New York School poet-advocate Anne Waldman about the early journals of Joanne Kyger (former wife of Gary Snyder & a very important poet in her own right); another Kyger-related article by Colin Cooper; the transcript of a conversation with the iconic Maximus Obscurantist Charles Olson conducted by Richard O. Moore during 1966; comments on a 1980 London reading by the poet Janine Pommy Vega by Brian Dalton; & yet much more. With, as ever, a very robust review section & many historic images throughout. Another rich & rewarding issue in this indispensable, most collectible torch-bearing series that always lives up, & then some, to its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine, as-new condition with only one small but visible crease at middle-right area of front cover (with miniscule effect on the bold image of Kerouac thereon); a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of covers & spine. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, faint creases at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #6032]

Price: $35.00