PoetryPoetry Workshop

Kerouac Sketching

This month Charlie explores “sketching” (aka Free Writing) as described by Jack Kerouac.
Listen to Charlie’s commentary via the stream or the file download.


at Los Camales

Red and green neon around a plastic relief of the virgin of Guadelupe “Mother of the Americas” I love that phrase and the too loud juke box spouts mariachi-like pop.  I can barely find the conga the friendly waitress told me how to say “scrambled” but I forgot already a good looking dark eyed Momma and two pre schoolers a dad and his daughter and Anglo me.  That’s ok this is the best breakfast in Chicago          huevos con chorizo no other midwest sausage has the spice.  a large glittery chandelier over a table full of plastic cups spicy vegetables on each table in rectangular plastic containers with tongs on top.  So much to learn so much to know a whole language I’m going for–Espanol–why not burn some

grooves in the gray matter etcetcetc-


Pick up Charlie’s recommendation at Barnes&Noble.
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Writing Down the Bones

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