Category: beat poets

  • Jack Kerouac’s Childhood Homes in West Centralville–66 West St. Turns into Rt. 66 West

    _____     Jack Kerouac’s Childhood Homes in West Centralville—66 West St. Turns into Rt. 66 West         The collage shows Jack Kerouac with all six of his homes in the West Centralville section of Lowell Massachusetts, plus the St. Louis School, part of the parish. The photo of Kerouac is taken […]

  • Ten Thousand Thanks

    _____         Thank you ten thousand times. Just a few hours ago, the most popular post yet here at Clattery MacHinery on Poetry, Alley War Poetry, received its 10,000th hit. That’s a lot of readers for a poetry blog post. I’ve had ten thousand thoughts come and go, about how good or […]

  • Jack Kerouac, the 20th Century’s Greatest Poet: One Hour of Video

    ________   The original Bud Bloom post contained video that is now unavailable online. Here, we begin instead with the video “Lowell Blues”, a film by Henry Ferrini. Here is a quote from the Ferrini Productions site: “Lowell Blues is a 30 minute Film Poem fusing language, music and image to explore Jack Kerouac’s childhood […]