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"In my system, the form of blues choruses is limited by the small page of the breastpocket notebook in which they are written, like the form of a set number of bars in a jazz blues chorus, and so sometimes the word-meaning can carry from one chorus into another, or not, just like the phrase-meaning can carry harmonically from one chorus to the other, or not, in jazz, so that, in these blues as in jazz, the form is determined by time, and by the musicians spontaneous phrasing&harmonizing with the beat of time as it waves&waves on by in measured choruses." —Jack Kerouac
Although he is best known as a writer of prose, Jack Kerouac was an important poet, his work described by Michael McClure as "startling in its majesty and comedy and gentleness and vision." These eight extended poems, composed between 1954 and 1961, offer exuberant forays into language and consciousness that combine rich imagery, complex internal rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moments.
|San Francisco Blues||3|
|Richmond Hill Blues||82|
|Macdougal Street Blues||107|
|Orizaba 210 Blues||129|
|Cerrada Medellin Blues||249|
|Notes on Dates and Sources||271|
|"Jack Would Speak Through the Imperfect Medium of Alice"||273|
Posted January 10, 2009
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