Sparrow

The Brothers Silver: A Poet’s Novel by Marc Jampole Poets write novels invertedly; the language comes first, then the plot ‒ if there even is a plot. In his Acknowledgments, Marc Jampole mentions a number of poems t...

Jim Feast

Gerald Nicosia, Beat Scrapbook (Brooklyn: Coolgrove Press, 2020) 113 pages, $19.95 Gerald Nicosia has dedicated all his nonfiction books to describing those who, through whatever means, fought for the underdogs. His biogr...

Bernard Meisler

Novelist, poet and publisher J. Macon King in conversation with Bernard Meisler. I met J. Macon King last spring, when he sent in a short story I liked - he thought I lived in NYC, but to his surprise, we both lived ...

Bernard Meisler

Gerald Nicosia in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Gerald Nicosia An absolute must-listen for all fans of Jack Kerouac and the Beats. Gerry and I spoke about his role as an advisor to the film version of "On The Road...

Jack Kerouac

October in the Railroad Earth is a long, flowing prose poem recounting Jack Kerouac’s memories of his experiences as a “student brakeman” on the Southern Pacific Railroad in California. In his interview with Paris Revi...

Neal Cassady

In December 1950, Jack Kerouac received the so-called "Joan Anderson letter" from Neal Cassady. Kerouac later said the letter inspired his new writing style in On The Road. Kerouac thought the letter was lost when somebody d...

Hilary Halladay

When opportunity literally knocked not long after his return from sea, Herbert was ready for a new diversion. It was 1944, the war would soon end, and change was inevitable, even for an unemployed drug addict for whom change...

Jack Kerouac

I love this interview with Jack Kerouac, conducted in French, from a Canadian chat show. I was always surprised, whenever anybody asked Kerouac what the "Beat" generation meant, that nobody ever took into account the fact th...