Kerouac Writers in Residence for 2013-2014
Thank you to everyone who submitted writing samples to the Kerouac Project for the 2013-2014 seasons. There was a great response with many wonderful applications. Thank you for supporting the Kerouac Project and we look forward to welcoming the coming year of writers to the Kerouac House!
These are 2013-2014 Writers and their Alternates.
Fall 2013 Caroline Walker
Natalie van Hoose – Alternate
Winter 2014 Sion Dayson
Melinda Moustakis – Alternate
Spring 2014 Anzhelina Polonskaya
Josh Kalscheur – Alternate
Summer 2014 Maya Sloan
Mariko Nagai – Alternate
Latest Post from Writer's Pageby Monica Wendel
[I fall asleep drunk and dream of Lee Harvey Oswald]
I fall asleep drunk and dream of Lee Harvey Oswald –
in the dream, I’m his wife, the one he beats,
and we have a baby who knows how to open doors.
He’s not faithful. He has sex with a schoolteacher on the front seats of our car, and when she gets out, it’s raining. The rain
is a sheet over the front steps, puddles on the walkway,
but something pink or red floats on top. Petals?
He’s going to kill …
Jack 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.