Chris Kelso is an award-winning writer, the author of nine novels, three short story collections and editor of five anthologies. His writing, celebrated for its transgressive style and dysfunctional subject matter, has appeared in Evergreen Review, Sensitive Skin and 3AM Magazine. The British Fantasy Society described The Dregs Trilogy – a degenerate platter of snuff … Continue reading Kicking Against the Pricks: An Interview with Chris Kelso
Proud and pleased as punch to be featured in a new Chapbook from Newington Blue Press: a tribute to the poet and author Charles Bukowski.
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This article is respectfully dedicated to my friend Paul Clements (1964-2017), another good Doctor sorely missed. Owl Farm, Colorado, February 20, 2005 – 5:42 p.m. Hunter S. Thompson, hell-raiser and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, takes a phone call from his wife Anita at the Aspen Club and apologises for almost accidentally … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in utero
via Offbeat, Irreverent, and DIY: The Poetry of Mass Transit For many of us, the political protest, music, and fashion of the 1960s and 1970s are the most recognizable aspects of the countercultural revolution. But the literature of that era can provide a window into that movement’s values, its struggles, and the society it was … Continue reading Offbeat, Irreverent, and DIY: The Poetry of Mass Transit
via Hunter S. Thompson - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 personal, intimate look at Hunter S. Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
via Jeff Nuttall: Bomb Culture Writer, teacher, artist, publisher, musician and agitator for the counter culture, Jeff Nuttall (1933-2004) was a large figure in the British pop culture landscape during the 1960s and 1970s. He knew most of the leading figures in the underground scene of the era and acted as a link in the … Continue reading Jeff Nuttall: Bomb Culture
It was summer 1991, I think, when sharing a joint on a brick fire escape after a night of acid-tapped cartoon lunacy, my friend Steve exhaled smoke into the Manchester morning and casually asked if I’d heard of a writer called William Burroughs. I hadn’t, but that moment has stayed with me as the dawn … Continue reading Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs
https://youtu.be/dYyFMnVlkuY Documentary about Kathy Acker in 1984 where she talks about her writing and her life in New York. Includes a nice scene with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe taking pictures of Kathy Acker. The programme was produced and directed by Alan Benson and broadcasted on Dutch television.
via Dennis Cooper and the Literature of Transgression It is not easy pulling beauty from the mouth of the grotesque or disturbing. I can count the number of writers, musicians and artists who have been able to do it on one hand. Harmony Korine comes to mind especially circa Gummo. Burroughs did this time and … Continue reading Dennis Cooper and the Literature of Transgression