kerouac      David Ulin at provokes a timely question after nearly fifty years- where was Mr Kerouac going? Maybe even more to the point, are Kerouac’s words and writing still relevant today to a culture that seems much more pedestrian, even hyper-contrived towards single-minded goals, which target more materialism objectives than anything else.

And how does Kerouac’s work need to be revived, re-presented to an audience that is less inspired by his free-flowing-consciousness writing process?

I’m certain the “activity demon”, Ms Anne Waldman and her deeply invested work, along with Mr Ginsberg, who collectively founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in 1978 at would be a revealing perspective. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend this past summer’s Kerouac Festival held there, but I think one can see where the road has and is collectively leading.

“Go moan for man. It’s the pathos of people that
gets us down. All the lovers in this dream.”


~ by shantam on September 30, 2007.

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