Book of Haikus has ratings and 98 reviews. Renowned for his groundbreaking Beat Generation novel On the Road, Jack Kerouac was also a master of the. Jack Kerouac () was a principal actor in the Beat Generation, a companion of Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady in that great adventure. His books. Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Kerouac died on October 21,from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age Kerouac’s haiku are my favorite of all his poetry. See 1 question about Book of Haikus….

In the past few weeks since I got this book, I’ve carried it with me while traveling it’s almost pocket-size as a kind of Zen handbook, each individual haiku offering a sip of meditative revelation. I should also add that there is a great introduction to this book by an enthusiastic Kerouac scholar, which was very insightful and really added to the collection.

Book of Haikus compiler and introducer Naikus makes a case for this book as both serious poetry and i Eh, Kerouac as a poet.

These eight extended poems, composed between andoffer exuberant forays into language and consciousness that combine rich imagery, complex internal rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moments. Lives of the Animals Robert Wrigley. Like nearly all of Kerouac’s writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalized Dec 06, Mat rated it it was amazing. He also turned to Buddhist study and practice after his “on the road” period fromand I think his writing haiku complemented his spiritual practice.

That being said, I was drawn to this book sitting on top of the pile of books in my friend’s apartment, and I know I sound totally millennial, but Kill Your Darlings made me interested in reading more works by the Beat Generation.

This is simpler and more direct. Dharma rascals ‘One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple’ Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums In my careful first steps on the Zen path, I am not very picky, with every teacher and in every zendo or monastery I pick something up, a picture a word a sentence.


Never been a big fan of Kerouac, but this was one of the best Haiku collections I have ever read. Sometimes just like when I hear a politician speaking, In Mexico City BluesKerouac’s voice is as distinctive as in his prose; it roams widely across continents and cultures in a restless search for meaning and expression Aug 17, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it really liked it Shelves: The appearance of spontaneity is evidence of the talent of the poet.

With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann E in tutto questo non ha comunque stravolto il senso poetico e intimistico che l’haiku deve conservare per essere definito tale.

There is no deep- Turning-about In the Void. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It’s good, these poems hold a special place in my heart. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Bravo, bravo e ancora bravo. I was only familiar with some of Kerouac’s poetry before, but never knew he was so adept at writing haiku until discovering this book.

Most of them have the flavor of traditional Japanese haiku with reference to nature with reference to the moon and all that, but my favorites are a little more unique. To ask other readers questions about Book of Haikusplease sign up. What’s not to love?

Book of Haikus

Dec 30, Mike rated it it was jaci Shelves: Keriuac with This Book. I love the loose rules of his “American Haikus” and feel inspired to keep a little journal of my own. Wake Up A Life of the Buddha Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac’s profound meditations on the Buddha’s life and religion In the mids, Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that had a significant impact on his ideas of spirituality and kkerouac found The tree looks like a dog Barking at heaven Frozen in the birdbath, A leaf November the seventh The last Faint cricket In my medicine cabinet the winter fly Has died of old age From “Dharma Pops” In the sun the butterfly wings Like a church window Swinging on delicate hinges the Autumn leaf Almost off the stem Haiku, schmaiku, I can’t understand the intention Of jacl Grass waves, hens chuckle, Nothing’s happening From the Notebooks: I only have one real gripe with this book — the writing itself is pretty epic, and Kerouav really enjoy the way that Kerouac invokes nature and natural themes in to his writing, in the fine traditions of the oldest of the old haiku writers.


He effortlessly connected the highest Chan or Zen ideals with his own daily struggle. It is a must-read for the large following of Jack Kerouac’s writing. Refresh and try again.

Book of Haikus (Jack Kerouac)

A Study of the Fiction. Kerouac and Haiku lovers. You can listen to a studio recording of Kerouac reciting poems from his series American Haikusbacked by the jazz saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims for their album Blues and Haikus https: May 29, Axolotl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among others via the book Walden by Henry Thoreau.

This collection of poems, edited by Regina Weinreich, includes examples of Kerouac’s entire range of haiku, to include “Book of Haikus” which Kerouac supposedly organized for publication”Dharma Pops” haiku in action and as they appear in several of his books and haiku from his notebooks from thru The introduction alone in this book is worth the read.

Want to Read saving…. The simple rhyming triolet: Earthly Meditations Robert Wrigley.