Hip Flask Slinging Madman
from Hey! Jack Kerouac by Natalie Merchant
This is the grave of Jack Kerouac. I'm not sure how well-known he is outside of the US, but he is considered a rather influential American writer. I remember reading him, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and other beatnik poets in college.
I always think of him as a San Francisco beat generation figure and didn't realize he was from Lowell, Massachusetts. Pocho pointed that out after last week's famous-grave blip. (Thanks, pocho!)
Coincidentally, the 'Lowell Celebrates Kerouac' festival took place over the past several days. When I saw his grave this morning, several notes remained.
Here are some close-ups (mostly for pocho, but also for anyone else interested):
Wish Me Luck
Rose for your hair...
(For decidedly more cheerful blips, check out Saturday's and Sunday's blips -- both of which were posted late!)
- Nikon D50