What's Happening!

See our Panels and Conferences page for information on the BSA panels at ALA this month.

The second volume of the Journal of Beat Studies is coming out this month!

Journal of Beat Studies Volume 2It features a special focus on Beats and Naropa, examining the critical role Naropa and The Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics have played in the shaping of a Beat poetics. Authors include Tony Trigilio, writing on Naropa and guru devotion; a John Whalen-Bridge interview with Anne Waldman on the history of Naropa and Trungpa's influence; Davis Schneidermann on a progenitor of the Burroughs cutup method; and Rob Johnson on beatniks and the JFK assassination.

Book reviewed include The Philosophy of the Beats (ed. Sharin Elkholy), The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac (Joyce Johnson), Rub Out the Words: The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974 (ed. Bill Morgan), Postliterary America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries (Maria Damon), and Jack Kerouac: Collected Poems (ed. Mariléne Phipps-Kettlewell),