Anywhere Road review on Empty Mirror Books

The first review of my book ‘Anywhere Road’ – check it out here:

‘Anywhere Road’ available for purchase

Finally, at (very) long last my book ‘Anywhere Road’ is available for ordering at Those of you that have been following my blog for a while will remember that I wrote about wanting to finish the book at certain points quite a few times before, but due to various personal and work-related circumstances it … Continue reading

Update 01.07.13: ‘Anywhere Road’ is finished.

Just a little update today to let you know that I (at long last!) finished my book ‘Anywhere Road – Retracing Jack Kerouac’ earlier today. Finally. I am currently in the process of uploading it to the Blurb website and will order a copy each of both the Soft- and Hardcover versions. Once I received … Continue reading

North Clark Street, Chicago

In a letter to Allen Ginsberg in August 1954 Kerouac writes about New World Writing buying his ‘Jazz Excerpts’ in which he describes his ‘digging of … Anita O’Days (sic) nightclub on North Clark St. in Chi’ with Neal Cassady. I tried to locate the exact address of that nightclub to no avail, and as … Continue reading

Update 9/22/12

Thanks for checking out my blog. This is just a little update to inform you that work on my photography book ‘Anywhere Road’ is making good progress and I hope to have it finished and available for ordering within the next 4 weeks. More info to follow soon. J Haeske

7 Judy Ann Court, Northport, NY

In late 1962 Kerouac decided to move to Northport once again as he felt ‘silly’ when he lived too far from New York. He and his mum moved into this house on Christmas Eve of 1962. They stayed here until early summer of 1964, when, mainly due to his mum’s wish to be closer to … Continue reading

Gunther’s Tap Room

One of Kerouac’s watering holes when he was living with his mum in Northport. Main Street, Northport, NY For more information see:  

Northport, NY

Northport’s oldest house, built in 1761 Main Street, now imagine that in Kerouac’s time without those modern cars Northport Harbor The images in this post were chosen to invoke a stroll through Northport as Kerouac must have done countless times in the years he spent living there. Really makes me wonder how he and especially … Continue reading

94-21 134th Street, Queens

The first photo shows the home of Jack Kerouac and his mother Gabrielle in Richmond Hill. They, or rather she, with him staying with her whenever he was in New York and needed some time to relax and write,  lived in this house from August 1949 to sometime in 1955 (with a short time she … Continue reading

Bowery Blues

Cooper Union seen from Cooper Square The mesh-clad building on the right is the new Cooper Union building Views down the Bowery in the next few photos This post was inspired by the reading of Kerouac’s poem ‘Bowery Blues’ on the ‘Poetry For The Beat Generation’ album he recorded with Steve Allen in 1958/’59. In … Continue reading