Beat and Prose Philosophy
Beat and Prose is a bi-annual publication focusing on contemporary art and visual communication. Beat and Prose is an unmatched format of a magazine, for artists and art lovers alike, combining elements of the classic Beat Generation with modern quality, intellectually stimulating artworks in poetry, literature, photography and illustrations.
Featuring untapped talent, fresh faces and original voices, the magazine uncovers and covers those who are making groundbreaking strides in visual arts. Beat and Prose is also pushing the boundaries of making literature and poetry a much more tangible art form.
The publication is directly influenced by the Beat Generation’s exploration of consciousness through the new form prose and poetry, producing a striking style of literary and artistic works based on socio-economic status, anarchic individualism and the sharing of ideas. The works reflect the artists’ personal experiences, the fight to redefine the “American Dream” and draw out the cultural influences of past and present.
On the pages of Beat and Prose one can fulfill their art and literary needs.
These are trying times. With so many elements plaguing the natural functions of life and society, one can often be bombarded with superficial ideals, people and practices. Despite all of the difficulties brought forth by these outside forces, many creatives are managing to push forward and define their convictions.
This issue’s theme is Broken Paragon which symbolizes the revival of shattered perfection, transitions and the recreation through destruction. As everyone may know life rarely ever fully happens as planned yet one has to be able to pick up those defected dreams and give them new understanding and meaning. Many great artists of our past have been given a set fresh eyes to revitalize their work and memories.
Amidst all of the respect and admiration for those who inspire us, one should never neglect to admire the one person who has the most capability to change and inspire. Themselves. Look inside, find inspiration within and produce brilliant work.