nypl:

Holding up mypurring cat to the moonI sighed.
—- Jack Kerouac, American Haiku, 1959When he wasn’t “on the road,” famous writer Jack Kerouac (who died 42 years ago yesterday) was a self-avowed, cat-loving homebody. The photo above of Jack, taken by John Sampas, is from our Berg Collection of English and American Literature and is proof that he loved kitties. So happy Caturday! Thanks to our own Jeremy Megraw for finding this gem! Meanwhile, need inspiration? Wander through the Jack Kerouac Papers at NYPL and discover troves of unpublished fiction (“The Brooklyn Cat”) and non-fiction (“Untitled,” which involves observations on cat and human behavior).

nypl:

Holding up my
purring cat to the moon
I sighed.


—- Jack Kerouac, American Haiku, 1959

When he wasn’t “on the road,” famous writer Jack Kerouac (who died 42 years ago yesterday) was a self-avowed, cat-loving homebody. The photo above of Jack, taken by John Sampas, is from our Berg Collection of English and American Literature and is proof that he loved kitties. So happy Caturday! Thanks to our own Jeremy Megraw for finding this gem! Meanwhile, need inspiration? Wander through the Jack Kerouac Papers at NYPL and discover troves of unpublished fiction (“The Brooklyn Cat”) and non-fiction (“Untitled,” which involves observations on cat and human behavior).

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