Jack Kerouac

Magazine Arts & Culture


In a little-known manuscript, as well as in his published works, Jack Kerouac imbued the haiku poem with his Beat ethic, yielding poems that he called “pops.” In true Kerouacian spirit, “pops” both embrace and reject the classical haiku form as they capture the fleeting everyday moments of American life. Barefoot by the seastopping to […]

By Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac in New York City, 1953

Magazine Arts & Culture

The Rucksack Revolution

Following the success of On the Road, Jack Kerouac wrote The Dharma Bums in 1957. The novel, which predicted the “great rucksack revolution” of the 1960s, relates the wanderings of Ray Smith (Kerouac), often in the company of his friends Japhy Ryder (Gary Snyder) and Alvah Goldbook (Allen Ginsberg).

By Jack Kerouac
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