I was following a Kerouac thread yesterday (March 12 being the anniversary of his birthday an all) and wound my way over to Issa’s Untidy Hut where I discovered this absolute gem of a piece from Jack Micheline, titled ‘Letter to Kerouac in Heaven’.
It is taken from Micheline’s most recent volume, One of a Kind, published by Ugly Duckling Presse.
Micheline is a truly Beat voice. His work is open, free and alive.
Read his Letter to Kerouac here: http://lilliputreview.blogspot.com/2009/02/letter-to-kerouac-in-heaven-jack.html
And for all of you up for a bit of Kerouac news, it seems there will be another new work published later this year titled The Sea is My Brother, written during his time as a Merchant Seaman. Apparantly it pre-dates Town and the City. Will be interesting to read such an early Kerouac voice.