Jack Kerouac Poems
- Haiku (Birds Singing...) Birds singing in the dark —Rainy...
- Haiku (The Taste...) The taste of rain —Why kneel?
- Haiku (The Low Yellow...) The low yellow moon above the
- How To Meditate -lights out- fall, hands a-clasped, into ...
- Hitchhiker 'Tryna get to sunny Californy' - Boom. It's the ...
- Bus East Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a ...
- On Tears Tears is the break of my brow, The moony ...
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 (Birds Singing...)
in the dark