Remembering The Great Rememberer (Jack Kerouac)

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

Jack Kerouac‘s birthday tomorrow – he’d have been 97!  (2022 – The Centennial!) We’ve featured Jack Kerouac many times here on the Allen Ginsberg Project. Here are just a few selections.

In 1973 at Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, the first Jack Kerouac Conference, “A Tribute to Jack Kerouac” took place. Footage and a full transcript from that symposium may be found here, here and here

Naropa’s legendary 1982 symposium (in honor of the 25th anniversary of the publication of On The Road has been heavily featured (see, for example, here, here here, here and here) – Allen Ginsberg’s workshop presentation (focusing on Kerouac’s “Belief & Technique For Modern Prose”) can be readily accessed here, hereherehere, here, and here

Here’s more Ginsberg on Kerouac – here and here – also here

Jack Kerouac to Allen Ginsberg, November 1957

Jack Kerouac writes a letter to Marlon Brando

Jack Kerouac – The Northport Tapes

Kerouac scat singing

Jack Kerouac – The Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac – American Haiku

Jack Kerouac – Mexico City Blues

David Amram on Jack Kerouac

Robert Creeley on Jack Kerouac – here

Clark Coolidge on Jack Kerouac – here

Here’s some wonderful previous Jack Kerouac birthday celebrations – last year – and hereherehere,herehere, here, and here.

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