Jack Kerouac’s Birthday
Jack Kerouac’s birthday today! – Happy Birthday, Jack! – Had he lived, he would have been (strange vision!) 91 years old.
Here are some of our more choice Jack Kerouac posts from the Allen Ginsberg Project:
Here‘s Allen reading from Dharma Bums, here‘s Kerouac reading from American Haiku (for more vintage Kerouac recordings, check out these resources here). Here and here are the (video) record of the first Kerouac conference (in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1973), here‘s a little interesting addenda.
Two essential Kerouac movies have returned, temporarily, to You Tube – How long will they be up? – it’s anybody’s guess, but, right now, you can access them here and here. (notes/transcription from John Antonelli’s 1985 documentary may be found here)
Our 2010 birthday salute featured Jack’s extraordinary phantom baseball imagination, (and), in 2012, a portfolio of Allen’s photos of his sweet face.