Tag Archives: Jack Kerouac

Report: Scenes From Life

Group reading of Philip Whalen’s Scenes From Life At The Capital Monday, October 23, 2017 Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA They said they would, and they did.  Two years ago Alastair Johnston of Poltroon Press had thought to combine the occasion … Continue reading

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The NO HAT Lecture

THE NO HAT LECTURE: Kerouac’s Haiku by Keith Kumasen Abbott Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Penguin, 2003) functions as a literary collection but also as a collection of various contemplative perceptions, intuitions of Buddhamind. Kerouac joked that he possessed “a … Continue reading

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At A Secret Location

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: At A Secret Location There once was a poetry treasure trove in a basement in North Beach in San Francisco.  It was accessed by wooden stairs leading down … Continue reading

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Jack’s Haiku Letter to Gary

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Charter Member NBBPS Subject: Jack’s Haiku Letter to Gary In December 1957 Jack Kerouac typed this letter to Gary Snyder in Japan, on the back of a letter from Allen … Continue reading

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Epilegomena To The Prolegomena

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan. Charter Member, NBBPS Subject: Epilegomena to the Prolegomena In October of 2015 I took part in a group reading for the new edition of Philip Whalen’s Prolegomena to a Study of … Continue reading

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Philip Whalen; Beset By Irony

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: Philip Whalen, Beset By Irony If Philip Whalen is crowded by beauty as the title of David Schneider’s biography, Crowded By Beauty, The Life And Zen of Poet … Continue reading

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Quantum Redux

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member, NBBPS Subject: The Quantum Of Kerouac Note:  Pat Nolan’s The Quantum of Kerouac originally appeared in Poetry Flash in June of 2013 The Quantum of Kerouac  “I know that … Continue reading

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