Happy Belated Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

Just like Lawrence Ferlinghetti taught us it was possible to write accessible poems that question our world and illuminate people we see in everyday life, Jack Kerouac cracked open the novel. On the Road is a romp through an America few experience in its entirety. A land of struggle and enlightenment if you know where to look.

This glimpse of Kerouac reading from On the Road with Steve Allen on piano is a revelation in itself.

My sixties road novel Lucky Ride is inspired in part by Jack Kerouac. Think of what might happen if Kerouac had been a Vietnam Era veteran who imagined himself starting out on Ken Kesey’s bus and then striking out on his own.

Live from the Poet’s Garage!

Terry Tierney reads poems from The Poet’s Garage (Unsolicited Press), and previews his irreverent sixties road novel, Lucky Ride. Sunday 3/7 at 12:30 Pacific Time.

Zoom event. Please RSVP to terrytierney@gmail.com to get the link.

Presented in conjunction with the Small Press Book Fair (https://www.smolfair.com/).

Unsolicited Press has discounted both titles for the book fair:

“Greyhound” new flash fiction story in Club Plum Literary Journal

Thank you to Club Plum Literary Journal for including my story “Greyhound” in their current issue.

Like the character in the story, I logged many miles on buses, assuming I could afford the ticket, especially when it was too cold or wet to hitchhike. As much as I love Jack Kerouac, I always seemed to have less money than Sal Paradise.

The link below includes a soundtrack from Calpurnia, also entitled “Greyhound.” Very cool.