Jack Kerouac was all over the news today. His mugshot was published in an article in the Gothamist about his wilder years and leaving the Marines (remember I told you he was kicked out for "Schizoid Tendencies.") You can read about it here:
Since Jack Kerouac and the rest of the Beat Poets were very much into "Going out and finding truth" it would seem almost criminal to not put this extra credit assignment out there for you:
For the Poets who need to get out:
Go to a coffee shop (or somewhere where you can hang out in a corner and pretend you're doing some homework. Like Corner Bakery or Panera Bread.) Sit down and do our "Snapshot" poem that we were doing in class. Fill up a page following this pattern:
1. Something that is happening in the room right now
2. Freewrite line
3. Something that someone says in that room
4. Freewrite line
Keep the pattern going until you fill the page. Then bring that page into me so I can check it out and give you extra credit for it!
For the Poets who would rather stay in:
Check out this interview with Jack Kerouac! Listen to him read his poem. We'll be hearing it in class too. Afterwards, try writing a freewrite about the idea of "hanging out with friends."
Okay, so there's your extra credit. Here's your quote of the day!
Grouplove - Tongue Tied
Moby - Honey
Mumford and Sons - I will wait
M83 - Midnight City
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Young the Giant - Young the Giant (well that was easy...)
Florence and the Machine - Shake it out
Bush - The sound of winter
Thelonious Monk - Caravan
Miles Davis - On Green Dolphin Street
Bela Fleck - Big Country
Medeski, Martin and Wood - Pappy Check
That's all! I hope you have a great weekend! See you Monday!