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BOOKS ARE LIKE ANGELS MOVING BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. Beatlick Joe Speer
Welcome to the BEATLICK PRESS website former homepage of BEATLICK NEWS: A Poetry & Arts Newsletter originally published by the Beatlicks Pamela Hirst & Joe Speer.
With the death of editor Beatlick Joe, BEATLICK NEWS ceases hard copy publication. However BEATLICK NEWS ONLINE survives on our poetry page. (Scroll down to link.)
Now the objective is to further Joe's vision of literature through our efforts at BEATLICK PRESS - promote the talented and publish, publish, publish! And to that end BEATLICK PRESS has been established:
Writers with something to say!
Find BEATLICK NEWS archived in special collections libraries at: SUNY at Buffalo, NY; UW at Madison, WI; TSU in Nashville, TN; Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro, TN; NMSU in Las Cruces, NM; Brown U., Providence, RI; and Poets House, NYC.
Joe's entire personal library has been archived at his beloved alma mater New Mexico State University, curated by Laurence Creider, Ph.D.
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NOW FEATURED AT BEATLICK PRESS.COM:
"Appetites" poems on food, drink & sex
by Jules Nyquist
A New Mexico Book Awards finalist for 2012!!!
"Jules Nyquist's APPETITES is a great collage of poetry, prose, photography, recipies and pertinent quotes from others. It is a life, and Jules invites us in, to savor it in its lush variety of seasons. There is longing and fulfillment, edible wordplay and wise sense of place. A succulent book for a time in which our attention is too often diverted from the tactile and sublime."
Author of "Ruins"
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"Straw" poems by Carol Moscrip
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BACKPACK TREKKER: A 60s Flashback
Written by Beatlick Joe Speer, one of New Mexico’s own, an itinerate raconteur and performance poet, he is a native of Albuquerque and a 1970 graduate of New Mexico State University. This is his chronicle, his glorification of hitchhiking as a means of transportation, while it was in its prime.
"Hitchhiking in America during that era kept one close to the Earth. It was a simpler time. The hitchhiker was not looked upon as a freak of nature. People were less insulated and more generous back then, trusting and willing to pick up a stranger. Our goals were simpler back then, too… find that campsite at the end of each day, find the next ride, the next town, the next festival."
Speer’s travel journals crackle with imaginative dialogue and soulful poetry; entertain with essays and reviews in his fields of research: literature and film of the 1920’s and 1960’s; and inspire with his minimalist philosophy – respect for Mother Earth and fellow man – and sparkling joy of life on the road serving the muse in the spirit of Beat writers Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady.
I wish the Beatles hadn't coined Magical Mystery Tour, because that's the essence of Joe's book. “Backpack Trekker” should be taught in poetry, history and philosophy class because it is a classic memoir of the ineffable.
Much like what Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” did for the post-W.W.2 generation, Joe Speer’s journal improvisations—part autobiography, part fantasy—evoke the excitement and magic of life for young, freewheeling Americans in the 1960’s.
Beatlick Joe’s stream of consciousness life is the sort of life we all would have lived if we’d had the guts.
Expert storyteller and poet Joe Speer's “Backpack Trekker: A 60’s Flashback” is a fascinating journey into the mind of a brilliant non-conformist during a time when books--from Dostoyevsky to Zora Neale Hurston to John Kennedy Toole--created the new consciousness. Speer's memoir is a magical blend of historical facts, tall tales of the road, waking hallucinations and practical wisdom. This self-styled "omnivorous seeker of adventure" has written a Melville of a novel, and the whale is the 60s!
For decades Joe Speer has been a real catalyst in the arts as a performance artist, a magazine editor, a consummate raconteur and a remarkable poet. In this journey of his through the 60’s we can see why he has been such an influence in the writers’ community because of the amazing breadth of his unique sensibility. Surrealistic visions blend with multiple narratives as easily as rain drops to the ground while he travels through astounding landscapes populated with compelling characters. Joe has created an enduring fabric out of the patchwork of the hitchhiker’s experiences and a true homage to the 60’s through continual references to books, films, and events of the time.
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BEYOND THE END OF THE ROAD
By Deborah Woodside Coy
D. Coy lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Jon and their two dogs. She was born in Concordia, Kansas, She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Education from New Mexico University.
She received the Western Regional Honors Council's first place prize for her poem "April 14, 1973. She is a proud mother of three daughters and grandmother of nine. Deb loves to spend time on property in northern New Mexico on the road beyond the end of the road. She enjoys doing varous crafts and painting when she isn't writing.
Her consummate narratives about the dark psychology of complex characters distinguish Coy as an original voice. These poems in their twists and turns of dramatic surprises are more than clever; they express crystalline insights into human experience. The existential amplitude of Coy's poetic vision creates a book with thematic unity expressed through unforgettable images.
These poems are precise and pithy delivery systems for constant invention, quiet humor, the tracks and traces of human life in a world almost shockingly clear, written in words that twine to their subjects like vines and move wherever they move. A deep sweet drink
ROBERT ARTHUR REEVES
Warning! This book contains high-voltage poetry rendered from the mind of a dedicated poet of long standing. The world of Deborah Coy is full of cats fat as turnips, tattooed women and six-fingered men. Her flawed characters hearken back to Flannery O'Connor and the outrageiousness of Federico Fellini. Coy's imagination is as free as a Kansas dust devil, wringing retribution with her iconic twists of fate. She speaks plainly with relentless humor and wisdom.
BEATLICK PAMELA ADAMS HIRST
Deborah Woodside Coy has a generous heart and is the living nexus of Kansas-New Mexico in truth to words that come from the earth as well as the spirit. These poems explore fantasy, the child in all, the adult reality of the suybstance of our lives, of her life, and strike true - a mid-west to southwest presence, here in her New Mexico, and even Beyond the End of the Earth. Reahd her, hear her here.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF GOD'S MIND
By Paul A. Speer
Paul A. Speer reflects a 21st Century Kahlil Gibran. Born in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, Paul Speer was profoundly influenced by shamans of the Great Southwest and has spent a lifetime examining the philosophical nature of man and God.
In his book "The Philosophy of God's Mind" he shares with the world his interpretation of the continuum that segues
the known and the unknown. Immortality, time travel and evolution: What do they mean to modern man?
"The world represents birth and death, yet within us is immortality." P Speer
Paul Speer interprets the mysteries of the unconscious mind in concise poetry.His words rollick through multi-dimensional states of being.
"Quiet and beautiful meditations."
Paul A. Speer writes well and present striking ideas. I agree that all is a manifestation of energy and that we have only the most rudimentary understanding of the mind.
DR. JOHN LACHS
The Vanderbilt University
Chairman of the American
"A treasure map for the spirit, provoking ones internal compass to the marvelous and wonderful words that put one in a state of awe, a magnificent experience."
BEATLICK JOE SPEER
Editor, Beatlick News Poetry & Arts Newsletter
Backpack Trekker: A 60s Flashback
EVENTS YOU DESIGN
By Teresa Speer
Teresa has shared a life-time career of experience in event planning for multiple events. She is the former event planner for Opryland Hotel, Vanderbilt Plaza, and currently is the coordinator of banquet events for the Nashville Symnphony.
The beauty is in the details as you will see when you read, “Events by Design“. This book is all about parties, from inception to completion, you can create a delicious visually stunning party that will wow and amaze your guests.
All you have to do to create the perfect event is to follow some basic rules for party planning. The basic rules presented in this book will guide you as you put your plan into action and the entertaining ideas will help to stimulate your own imagination as you fashion your party.
It does not matter if you are planning an intimate dinner for a few of your closest friends or a banquet for several hundred guests you can design a successful party that your guests will remember for years to come. Just remember, “The beauty is in the details!."
Education and the love of literature were Beatlick Joe's favorite things. He had almost 30 years of experience as a public access TV producer, publisher and poet.
In 2009, Beatlick Joe was interviewed by Jeffrey Grauer in Las Cruces
Sharpen your literary skills at a poetry reading:
BEATLICK JOE SPEER ALTAR
November 2-4: Old Mesilla Plaza, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Every Fourth Thursday @ 6:45 - 9 pm Fixed & Free Poetry Open Mic & Feature @ the Source Garden Room 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, NM. Host: Billy Brown. Free. For more info contact Billy: email@example.com 505-401-8139
Howling Coyote Open Mic--First Friday of each month, 5:30-7pm, Rio Grande Theatre on the Downtown Las Cruces Mall.
Open Mic--Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:30 pm Palacio Bar 2600 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla, NM
Beatlick Press has published our subject anthology featuring the
La Llorona myth.
Find out all about and order at www.beatlickpress.com
FEATURED WRITERS & AUTHORS:
Reed Adair Bobroff
Gary L. Brower
Pamela C. Drapala
Kenneth P. Gurney
Jennifer Lynn Krohn
Maria L. Leyba
Adrian C. Louis
E. A. “Tony” Mares’
Susan I. Paquet
Georgia Santa Maria
Stewart S. Warren
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