Joe Pachinko

Joe Pachinko (1960-2017). Courtesy Christopher Robin weblog].

Joe Pachinko (1960 - October 2017) was a latter-day Beat Generation American poet.

Life Edit

Pachinko was born in Oakland, California.[1] [2]

Pachinko was the author of the novel SWAMP!, and 2 poetry collections: The Urinals of Hell, and Stumpfucker Cavalcade. His 2nd novel, Geek City Apocalypso, was published in 2012 by Last Gasp Books.[1]

He ran a small press, Superstition Street Press. In 2003, he republished Beat icon Lenore Kandel's groundbreaking work, The Love Book, which had been banned and suppressed upon its original release in 1966.[1]


A celebration of his life and work was held Friday November 10th, 2017, hosted by William Taylor, Jr. at the Beat Museum in San Francisco, California. Pachinko’s work, and tributes to the late poet, were read by Brenda Knight, Nicole Henares, Christopher Robin, and Brian Morrisey.[1]



  • The Urinals of Hell. Oakland, CA: Superstition Street, 2003.
  • Stumpfucker Cavalcade. Superstition Street, 2012.[3]


Except where noted, bibliographical information ocurtesy WorldCat.[5]

The Birth of the Uncool performed by Joe Pachinko

The Birth of the Uncool performed by Joe Pachinko

Audio / videoEdit

  • Joe Pachinko Live (CD). [California?], [2006?].[5]

See alsoEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Memorial to Joe Pachinko, Beat Museum. Web, Oct. 28, 2017.
  2. Michalos Limnios, American underground poet / writer Joe Pachinko talks about Lenore Kandel, the Beats, and his books,, July 23, 2012. Web, Oct. 28, 2017.
  3. Stumpfucker Cavalcade, Web, Oct. 30, 2012.
  4. Geek City Apocalypso, Last Gasp Books & Comics. Web, Oct. 30, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Search results = au:Joe Pachinko, WorldCat, OCLC, Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Oct. 30, 2017.

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