Welcome Annemarie Ni Churreain
The Kerouac Project would like to welcome it’s first writer of the 2014-2015 residency season, Annemarie Ni Churreain. Annemarie hails from the North-West of Ireland and was a recent resident of the artist-in-residency program at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre. Her work has appeared in various journals such as Poetry Ireland Review and The London Magazine. Anne Marie is the cofounder of the Upstart Arts Collective.
Latest Post from Writer's Pageby Anne Marie Ni Churreain
One cut and the hair worn since childhood
fell upon the floor
her new, bald skull
She belonged to heather
and in tail-streams
in the small, green pulse of life
at the dark centre of reunions, separations,
starved of air.
This was a protest of love, against love
sun, rain, wilderness.
From a finger, she slid a band
placed it underfoot, …
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.