Jack Kerouac School
The Jack Kerouac School (also known as Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics) was founded at Naropa University in 1974 by Chögyam Trungpa, and Beat Generation poets Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The school consists of the Summer Writing Program and the Department of Writing and Poetics, which administers the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing and Poetics, the MFA in Creative Writing (low residency program), and the BA in Writing and Literature.
The Kerouac School has as its mission the education of students as knowledgeable practitioners of the literary arts. Its objectives toward that mission include encouraging a disciplined practice of writing and cultivating a historical and cultural awareness of literary studies. The view that one can continuously open to "big mind" for freshness and inspiration informs the school's approach to creative writing as a contemplative practice. In this spirit, university founder Chögyam Trungpa's notion of "art in everyday life" is fundamental to its pedagogy and aesthetic, combining both Eastern and Western wisdom.
The Naropa Summer Writing Program celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004.
- Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics on Naropa University site
- Naropa Poetics Audio Archives at Archive.org
- Internet Scout featured link
- Anne Waldman, Marilyn Webb, (Eds) Talking poetics from Naropa Institute: annals of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Volume 1, Taylor & Francis, 1979, ISBN 978-0-394-73569-6
- Anne Waldman, Marilyn Webb, (Eds) Talking poetics from Naropa Institute: annals of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Volume 2, Taylor & Francis, 1979, ISBN 978-0-394-73691-4
- Moramarco, Fred (1982). "Moloch's Poet: A Retrospective Look at Allen Ginsberg's Poetry" (DOC). The American Poetry Review (Philadelphia) 11 (5): 1. Retrieved 2010-04-19. "Our news of Ginsberg during these years emanated really not from his poetry but rather from a series of important social, political, and literary events in which he participated: Ginsberg and the Howl obscenity trial; [...] Ginsberg and the establishment of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado [...]"
- Dederer, Claire (November 4, 2007). "The Inner Scholar". New York Times. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- Denver Post http://blogs.denverpost.com/artmosphere/tag/jack-kerouac-school-of-disembodied-poetics/
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