jack kerouac

Fifty Years After Kerouac

On this date, fifty years ago, Jack Kerouac passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida. The poet and author was most…

2 years ago

Snyder, Kerouac, and the Dharma

The worlds like an endlessfour-dimensionalGame of Go. Riprap, Gary Snyder “All these people,” said Japhy, “they all got white-tiled toilets…

2 years ago

Daddy’s Girl

Gregory Corso loved Jack Kerouac and Jack loved Joan Haverty, his second wife, loved her at least for a month…

2 years ago

Reflections on Jack Kerouac’s Favorite Line in Shakespeare

While his student at Naropa Institute in 1977, I heard the poet Gregory Corso  drunkenly inform the entire class that…

2 years ago

Beyond Jazz: Kerouac and Music

The links between the Beat Generation and music seem obvious, and many of them have been pretty thoroughly explored. Ginsberg…

3 years ago

Review: Translating the Counterculture

Erik Mortenson’s Translating the Counterculture: The Reception of the Beats in Turkey examines the way the Beat Generation is taught,…

3 years ago

After Me, The Deluge: Considering Kerouac’s Final Statement

An artistic and introverted spirit, Jack Kerouac never set out to become the leader of one of the greatest literary…

3 years ago

Review: I Am The Revolutionary

Paul Maher Jr has written an intimate, interesting look at the life of Jack Kerouac – not the whole life,…

3 years ago

The Intersection of Buddhism and the Beat Generation

The 1950s in America was not a period known for its religious diversity. The spiritual consumerism that we know today…

3 years ago

Cool Cats: Beat Poets and their Feline Friends

For some reason, if you look back through literary history, it seems most great authors had a fondness for cats.…

4 years ago

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