Sunday, September 25, 2022

Raymond Foye writes about Who was Sinclair Beiles?


Burning the midnight oil with SINCLAIR BEILES, a wonderful poet who I always heard about, but knew very little about. A South African poet who lived at the Beat Hotel and was the editor of Naked Lunch + Samuel Beckett, at Olympia Press, followed by many years of mental illness which he often documented in his poems. Thanks to Gerard Bellaart for sending this book, full of essential information and many poems.

Originally posted on Facebook, 25 September, 2022.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Beiles translated into Greek


A small selection of Sinclair Beiles's poems have been translated into Greek by Yannis Lavadis and published by Bibliotheque, Athens.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Inscription in the first edition of Deliria by Sinclair Beiles

Inscription by Sinclair Beiles in number 82 of the first edition of 250 copies of Deliria, published by Cold Turkey Press, Rotterdam, 1971. 'Judy' is probably Judy Shaw.

The preface - a letter to the publisher - was not reprinted in the second edition, published by Small Spaces Press in Johannesburg, in 1994.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A South African in Paris, Sinclair Beiles (July 1959)


A South African in Paris, an essay by Sinclair Beiles, published in the July 1959 issue of Two Cities, Paris. Thanks to James Pennington for sourcing and scanning pages.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Beiles writes to Life Magazine


Nomad, Number 5/6, Winter/Spring 1960. "Manifesto" issue, with an Open Letter to Life Magazine signed by William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Sinclair Beiles and Gregory Corso.

Courtesy: Demi Shaft Raven

Monday, March 8, 2021

Sinclair Beiles on Cold Turkey Press

 'It's weird that the cloaca of Central Europe is also the mouth of English Literature. May Rotterdam be blessed by every English tongue in all the cloisters of the English-speaking world.'

Sinclair Beiles 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sinclair Beiles and the Beat Generation

 A new article about Sinclair Beiles has been published in New Frame, and Who was Sinclair Beiles?, which was published by Dye Hard Press, gets a mention.

The article starts: The 1950s were a tumultuous time for an Australian criminal and con artist called William Lindsay Pearson. An array of jewels was stolen from Brenthurst, the Johannesburg estate of the Oppenheimer family, founders of the Anglo American mining giant, in 1955. This treasure was, ultimately, derived from political connections to the apartheid state and the exploitation of Black workers.  ... more.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Telegram from San Francisco by Sinclair Beiles and Annie Rooney

Published in New Departures, bumper edition, numbers 7,8,9 and 10, London, 1975. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Ball. 

Sinclair Beiles, London, 1985

Photo courtesy of Raymond Foye


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Two poems by Sinclair Beiles in the Insect Trust Gazette

 The Insect Trust Gazette, Summer 1968, published by Robert Bassara, Bekerley, California.

Courtesy: Richard S.E. Aaron

Minutes to Go advertised in Two Cities journal


Two Cities, Summer 1961, advertising the publication of Minutes to Go, published by Two Cities Editions.