Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kerouac Park

Beat poet Jack Kerouac lived in Lowell, Massachusetts, and the city created a small downtown park in his honor. It has beautiful granite slabs such as this one with his poetry and excerpts from his prose. It's free and open to the public. Kids enjoy skateboarding there.


betty said...

Good to hear of a park that kids can skate board at; sometimes it seems like they aren't welcome anywhere.


Guilie Castillo said...

Bob! Finally made it to your blog! It's been a crazy April--first and last time I enter two blogs, not unless I have at least half the posts pre-written in, like, January :D So glad you're participating, though! Us A-to-Z IWWers are few and far between.

Love this! I just finished On The Road (the original scroll) last month, and having never been to MA, I've been curious to get a sense of where Kerouac came from. A park in his honor, featuring bits of his writing, seems like a perfect idea.

Thanks for the visit over at Quiet Laughter and for sharing that beautiful, beautiful bit on first kisses. Congratulations--to you and that girl on the porch :)

Bob Sanchez said...

My very good friend David Daniel was a Jack Kerouac scholar at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where Kerouac was from.

I remember enjoying reading On the Road years ago. It's quirky and imaginative, isn't it?

Jocelyn Rish said...

I didn't know about this park - what a lovely way to honor his words.

Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,