She's also an established poet and an award-winning voice actor who has narrated biographies of Joni Mitchell and Jack Kerouac
, to name but two.
It took me back to my teen years when I discovered Jack Kerouac
and On The Road, The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums became my bibles and I emulated his style of freeflow spontaneous prose and wrote letters (do you remember when we used to write letters?) to my pal Keith in Belfast without any punctuation apart from the occasional dash or exclamation mark or parenthesis until, at the end of 400 words, I would add a full stop out of exhaustion.
and the Traditions of Classic and Modern Haiku
Translator Erik Mortensen uses his firsthand experiences as a scholar in Turkey to frame this fascinating examination of how writers associated with the Beat culture in the West, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac
, and Charles Bukowski were received and translated into Turkish literary culture.
The Way of Kindness: Readings for a Graceful Life collects inspirational examples by Anne Lamott, Jack Kerouac
, James Martin, SJ, and other literary, philosophical, and spiritual thinkers.
Set over five days in the life of a death-obsessed teenager, Jacked Up is snappy and clever, wrapping Jack Kerouac
's On the Road and spiritual beliefs around a coming-of-age story with themes of friendship, acceptance, and mourning.
Jolie Braun's "A History of Diane di Prima's Poets Press" draws on di Prima documents from archives throughout the United States; Sara Villa's discussion "Le Club Jack Kerouac
and the Renaissance in Beat Scholarship on Kerouac's French Canadian Background" complements the recent and significant new research on Jack Kerouac
's French Canadian heritage; and Jane Falk's "Michael McClure: A Filmography" itemizes McClure's involvement and explorations with avant-garde cinema.
But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots, like a character from a Jack Kerouac
Ant was also seen buying Jack Kerouac
's Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha.
The book charts the influence of French writers and French cultural movements, such as Surrealism and Situationism, on the early Beat circle of William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac
, who were originally connected through the French language and French literature.
An evening of theater, comedy, readings and storytelling featuring George Walker and Brian Hassett; Walker, a founding member of the Merry Pranksters, will be reading from his chapbook "Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind"; Hassett will be reading from his book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac
"; both will portray Jack Kerouac
and Neal Cassady, reading from sections of "On the Road." Donation requested at the door.
BORN JACK Kerouac
, American writer, 1922 LIZA Minnelli, American entertainer, 1946, above VIRGINIA Bottomley, UK politician, 1948 DIED ANNE Frank, Dutch WWII diarist, 1945, above JUDGE Dread, UK musician, 1998 YEHUDI Menuhin, US-born violinist, 1999