Burning Furiously Beautiful The True Story Of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

Burning Furiously Beautiful  – The True Story Of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Paul Maher Jr. & Stephanie Nikolopoulos I head to wait a long time to finally get a copy of Burning Furiously Beautiful, especially since I was determined to wait for the print edition (the ebook one was published a bit earlier). Haven’t … Continue reading

‘The Trickster In Ginsberg’ by Katherine C. Mead-Brewer

I am not sure how I first stumbled upon ‚The Trickster In Ginsberg’ by Baltimore based writer Katherine C Mead-Brewer, but the title immediately caught my attention as Allen Ginsberg’s life and work are intrinsically tied to that of Jack Kerouac and some of his poems are amongst the most beautiful I know. But its … Continue reading

My nominations for the Liebster Award

Further to my last post, here are my nominations for the Liebster Award. 01. Prairie Heart : http://prairieheartgypsysoul.wordpress.com/ 02: Humming House With A View: http://humminghousewithaview.com/ 03. Jason Henderson : http://jasonhendersonca.wordpress.com/ 04. Elmer Gantry : http://elmergantry.wordpress.com/ 05. A Touch Of Yellow in New York : http://atouchofyellowinnyc.wordpress.com/ 06. Sleeping Elephant : http://aewallaceblog.wordpress.com/ 07: Creative Portsmouth: http://creativeportsmouth.wordpress.com/ 08: Green … Continue reading

Retracing Jack Kerouac nominated for the Liebster Award

I messed up my previous attempt of reblogging the post by Katherine C Mead-Brewer so I am posting it again – here’s the link to Katherine’s fine blog Writing Reconsidered (more information about that coming soon on Retracing Jack Kerouac): http://howlinghowl.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nominated-for-the-liebster-award/ As the rules stipulate that you nominate 10 other blogs with less than 200 … Continue reading

2013 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival Lineup Announced

Originally posted on Stephanie Nikolopoulos:
Lowell Celebrates Kerouac recently announced the 2013 festival line up! It’s tentative at the moment, but this is what’s listed: Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival 2013: 50th Anniversary of Visions of Gerard and 25th Anniversary of Kerouac Commemmorative “Everybody goes home in October.” –Jack Kerouac, On the Road [Draft schedule, 26…

Jack Kerouac : The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums has always been one of my favorite Kerouac books. What I loved from the first time I read it is the relaxed, peaceful and serene atmosphere described in most chapters, such as in the ones in which Ray (Kerouac) and Japhy Ryder (Gary Snyder) are sitting in a cabin, talking and having … Continue reading

El Paso, Texas

Kerouac was crossing El Paso on a few trips, one of them told about in The Dharma Bums. In chapter 1 he talks about the ‘long cheap bus trip’ from Mexico City leading him through Mexico to the border at El Paso. By that time he is on a freight train headed for San Francisco. … Continue reading

4th Of July update

Just a little update to let you know that I just came back from my first long-ish hike (about 9 miles) done in preparation of the hiking I want to do next year in Sierra Nevada. The inspiration for that of course being Kerouac’s Dharma Bums which I started to read and which will be … Continue reading

Ann Charters Interview

I recently found this interview with Jack Kerouac biographer Ann Charters. As you can see from the photo of my copies of both the Selected Letters 1940-1956 and Selected Letters 1957-1969, I spent quite a bit of time studying both books. The interview is quite old, taking place in San Francisco in March of 1995, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday City Lights

Despite Jack Kerouac perhaps not playing that big of a role in the history of the City Lights Bookstore and City Lights Publishing (as far as I know they only published one or two poetry collections by Kerouac) I found it fitting to upload this post. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a longtime friend of Kerouac, most … Continue reading