Jack Kerouac Poems
- Haiku (The Taste...) The taste of rain —Why kneel?
- Haiku (Birds Singing...) Birds singing in the dark —Rainy...
- Haiku (The Low Yellow...) The low yellow moon above the
- Hitchhiker 'Tryna get to sunny Californy' - Boom. It's the ...
- How To Meditate -lights out- fall, hands a-clasped, into ...
- Bus East Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a ...
- Nebraska April doesnt hurt here Like it does in New England ...
Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. His writings have inspired other writers, including Ken Kesey, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Richard Brautigan, Curtis Meanor, Thomas Pynchon, Lester Bangs, Tom Robbins, Will Clarke, Ben Gibbard, Haruki Murakami, Jacquelyn Landgraf. Kerouac became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, ... more »
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''It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.''Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. quoted in New York Journal-American (Dec. 8, 1960).
''All of life is a foreign country.''Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. Letter, June 24, 1949. The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook, eds. Arthur Knight and Kit Knight (1987).
Haiku (The Taste...)