Regina Weinreich teaches in the Department of Humanities and Sciences at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has published widely in a range of periodicals. She is the author of Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics: A Study of the Fiction.
I bought this book as a gift for a friend--he absolutely loved it.
The impression I get from Jack Kerouac's book of haiku is that he wanted to write serious traditional haiku, but couldn't stay within the parameters of the form.
Appreciate the way that the book separates the haikus according to both season plus place (in time and mind or influence).
The pure enjoyment of reading Kerouac's haiku was enough for me and I'll keep the book by me for a long time. It was funny, tragic and all about nature and some cats.Published 10 months ago by Valgard Jonsson
Purchased Lew Welch's Ring of Bone and thus, became cognizant of this ditty because of the "what other customers liked" pictures/suggestions strip at the bottom of the page. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rachel
If the title of this book would have been "Book of Iambic Pentameters," and not followed the literary format of iambic pentameter poetry, no one would take it seriously. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book as a gift for a friend--he absolutely loved it. My friend likes books by Jack Kerouac. After reading this one--he put it at the top of his list. Read morePublished on February 24, 2009 by Ron A. Zingen
The haiku poem is a Japanese genre where each poem consists of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern. Kerouac uses this short form in his own personal way - he also calls these short... Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Rasmus Oerndrup