This video by the Florida Historical Society frames Jack Kerouac’s time in Central Florida around the writers-in-residence program now situated in his old Orlando home. One can only commend the people who devoted the time and energy it took to preserve this nondescript cottage as a rare Florida physical representation of the literary Beat Generation. The beginning of the video get a bit unnerving when it appears they are going to conflate the actual Beat Generation with the media-spawned, commercialized […]
Image inspired by the work of Robert Frank The pioneering documentary photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank (1924-2019) has died at the age of 94. His work, especially his 1959 book The Americans and his 1959 Beat Generation film Pull My Daisy written and narrated by Jack Kerouac, has been an inspiration to me as with so many other photographers and artists. The artist is gone but his work continues on. . . .
The Moon Her Majesty by Jack Kerouac The moon her magic be, big sad face Of infinity An illuminated clay ball Manifesting many gentlemanly remarks She kicks a star, clouds foregather In Scimitar shape, to round her Cradle out, upsidedown any old time You can also let the moon fool you With imaginary orange-balls Of blazing imaginary light in fright As eyeballs, hurt & foregathered, Wink to the wince of the seeing Of a little sprightly otay Which projects spikes […]