Book of Haikus
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3521.E735 B66 2003|
Book of Haikus is a collection of haiku poetry by Jack Kerouac. It was first published in 2003 and edited by Regina Weinreich. It consists of some 500 poems selected from a corpus of nearly 1,000 haiku jotted down by Kerouac in small notebooks.
Although most of the poetry in Book of Haikus is original, some haiku are paraphrased in Kerouac's prose works:
The top of Jack
By golden clouds
also recurs in The Dharma Bums. The collection also contains a handful of haiku published earlier, for instance in Scattered Poems.
- ^ Regina Weinreich. Introduction. Book of Haikus. By Jack Kerouac. New York: Penguin, 2003. xi. ISBN 978-0-14-200264-3
- ^ Book of Haikus 87.
- ^ Jack Kerouac. The Dharma Bums. Cutchogue, NY: Buccanneer Books, 1976. 186.