We are pleased to announce our 2014-2015 residents!
It is with great honor to share the names of those awarded for 2014-2015 residency at the Kerouac House.
Congratulations and thank you to all who applied!
Fall – Annemarie Ni Churreain, an Irish poet
Winter – Robert Metcalf, a fiction writer from New Zealand
Spring – Ciara Shuttleworth, a poet from New York/San Francisco
Summer – Michele Roldan – Shaw, a non-fiction writer from South Carolina
Latest Post from Writer's Pageby 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
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.