Beat Scene

The announcement of the forthcoming,  Jack Kerouac – Lonesome Traveller in London – 1957  by Tim Chamberlainthe latest, number 79, in Kevin Ring and Beat Scene‘s extraordinary and long-running series of Beat chapbooks, seems as good occasion as any to sing the praises of this remarkable, committed and spirited on-going endeavor.

The magazine, first published in 1988, continues and remains an absolute invaluable resource, (see above for a reproduction of the cover of the latest issue). It has reached the enviable and estimable run of (so far) 107 issues, and, full speed ahead, for 108.

Promised for the next issue, articles on Joanne Kyger, John Clellon Holmes, Charles Olson, Philip Lamantia, John Wieners, and much more besides.

For more on and from Beat Scene –  (and please support this old-time labor-of-love, cottage industry) – see here, here and here

Regarding these mostly-out-of-print, get-them-while-you-can chapbooks, Ring writes:

“Taking my lead from a number of small press publishing inspirations, (things like Yugenand the Totem Press poetry books et al) these 5 x 8 inch chapbooks are always published in editions of no more than 150 copies”

Here’s a few more (a random gathering)  of previously-published titles in the series:

Allen made the cover of the magazine on a number of occasions

(from back in 2017) here:

See also:

Celebrating Kenneth Ring and Beat Scene

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