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Sion comes to us from Paris. She will be with us over the holiday season and into the new year. To see more on Sion you can visit her at siondayson.com. To see more about the Kerouac Project, and the comings and goings of our writers, please friend us on Facebook.

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by Anzhelina Polonskaya


Gray branches, dull thuds.
Apples falling in late November, and we
gather them with frozen hands.

Am I wrong?

or did you say something,
not tearing your eyes from the ground?

Something like “evil will triumph,”
you said quietly.
As if the tundra’s beyond us. As if we’re gathering stones in our skirts.

Translated by Andrew Wachtel

houseJack Kerouac lived in this home at the time On the Road made him a national sensation. And it was in this home that Kerouac wrote his follow-up, The Dharma Bums, during eleven frenetic days and nights. The Kerouac House, as it has come to be known, is now a living, literary tribute to one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. Like all the other places in Kerouac’s nomadic journey, he didn’t live here long. But the home represents a critical juncture in Kerouac’s life, when he made the transition from a 35-year-old nobody writer, to the bard of the Beat Generation.

- See a Tour of the House Here -