Beat Scene, Issue 30, n.d. [Winter (early) 1998]






Burroughs has a few small mentions in essays in this issue, but is well-represented in the news and reviews.

The "Beats & Co." news section compiled by Pauline Reeves, Todd Bauer, and Dan Barth notes the release of the The Best of William Burroughs CD set from Giorno Poetry Systems, a "William Burroughs/John Cage 'Chance Encounter'" event at Keele University Art Gallery on May 23, 1998, and a "Burroughs event" at The Band on the Wall, in Manchester, in August 1998.

Kevin Ring offers a full-page review of Graham Caveney's The Priest They Called Him: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs at page 46.

Brian Dalton's review of Timothy S. Murphy's Wising Up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs is at page 58, with a photo of Burroughs by Jon Blumb.

Pauline Reeves reviews My Kind of Angel: I. M. William Burroughs, edited by Rupert Lydell, at page 60, accompanied by an illustration of Burroughs by Dennis McCambridge.

Kevin Ring reviews Victor Bockris' With William Burroughs: Private Conversations with a Modern Genius at page 62 [which is the UK version of With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker].

Published in Binley Woods, England by Beat Scene Press in early 1998.

Bibliographic Information:

  • Not in Shoaf
  • Not in Schottlaender (v4)
  • Raven 19980100BSCE.0.30
Selected Contents:
  • Kevin Ring:
    • "First Words" (editorial)
    • review of Graham Caveney's The Priest They Called Him: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
    • review of John Hopkins' The Tangier Diaries 1962-1979
    • music reviews
    • review of Ron Whitehead's Tapping My Own Phone
    • review of Alan Watts' Zen and the Beat Way
    • review of Gail Levin's Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography
    • review of Gay Brewer's Charles Bukowski
    • review of Slow Chocolate Autopsy, by Iain Sinclair and Dave McKean
    • review of Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry & Prose, edited by Art Lange and Nathaniel Mackey
    • review of Victor Bockris' With William Burroughs: Private Conversations with a Modern Genius
  • Gary Pulsifer: "Kathy Acker 1944-1997" (memorial)
  • Pauline Reeves, Todd Bauer, and Dan Barth: "Beats & Co." (news)
  • Charles Bukowski: "The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship" (book extract)
  • Michael McClure: "The Real One (for Jack Micheline)" (poetry)
  • A. D. Winans and Jack Micheline: "Poet of the People: An Interview with Jack Micheline" (interview)
  • Janine Pommy Vega: "Last Days with Jack" (essay)
  • A. D. Winans:
    • poem (for Jack Micheline)
    • review of Jack Micheline's Sixty Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints
    • "Jack Micheline: Poet of the People" (essay)
  • Kenneth Patchen: painting
  • Ann Charters: photographs
  • Jack Micheline:
    • self portrait (drawing)
    • poetry (in A. D. Winans review of Micheline)
  • David Meltzer and Simon Warner: "David Meltzer Talks to Simon Warner" (interview)
  • Gui De Angelo: photograph
  • Jim Burns:
    • "Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Beats" (essay)
    • review of Bob Kaufman's Cranial Guitar: Selected Poems
    • review of Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles, edited by Clora Bryant, et al
    • review of Scott Deveaux's The Birth of BeBop: A Social and Musical History
    • review of In the Spirit of Jazz: The Otis Ferguson Reader, edited by Dorothy Chamberlain
    • music reviews
  • Chris Felver: photograph
  • Massimo Sestini: photograph
  • Duarte Moniz: photograph
  • John Rety: "Gregory Corso's Bomb Poem" (essay)
  • Brian Bell and Carolyn Cassady: "Carolyn Cassady: Live in Brighton" (interview)
  • Brian Dalton:
    • "Denise Levertov" (memorial)
    • review of Timothy S. Murphy's Wising Up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs
  • Sarah Satterlee: photograph
  • "MW" and Philip Whalen: "Philip Whalen: Dharma Talks" (interview)
  • Edie Parker: photograph
  • Todd Bauer and Doug Brinkley: "Always On the Bus" (interview)
  • Daniel Barth: "On First Looking Into Ginsberg's Sneakers" (essay)
  • David Grant:
    • review of Jean Fran├žois Duval's Buk et les Beats
    • review of Richard Deakin's Jack and Neal: Angels Still Falling: The Story of Kerouac & Cassady, A Play
  • Dawn Swoop: review of Kathy Acker's Eurydice in the Underworld
  • Colin Cooper:
    • a combined review of four works by A. D. Winans
    • review of Charles Olson: Selected Prose, edited by Donald Allen and Benjamin Friedlander
    • review of Edward Halsey Foster's Understanding the Black Mountain Poets
    • review of John Thomas' Bukowski in the Bathtub: Recollections fo Charles Bukowski
  • Sophia Nitrate:
    • review of Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation
    • review of Kathy Acker's Bodies of Work
  • Jon Blumb: photograph
  • Dennis McCambridge: illustrations
  • Pauline Reeves:
    • review of Jordan Green's Terra Firma, USA
    • review of My Kind of Angel: I. M. William Burroughs, edited by Rupert Loydell
    • review of Nanao Sakaki's Let's Eat Stars
  • William Young: review of Jack Foley's 'O Her Blackness Sparkles': The Life and Times of the Batman Art Gallery, San Francisco, 1960-1965
Publishing Information:
  • Editor: Kevin Ring
  • Jazz Editor: Jim Burns
  • American Correspondents: Todd Bauer, Dan Barth
  • Layout: Nivek Gnir [Kevin Ring]

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