Kerouac’s Awakening to Spontaneous Prose

Article Dedication

In Memory of

Sid Grossman & the NY Photo League


On October 25, 1951 Jack Kerouac developed spontaneous prose after an October 21 conversation with architect Ed White. (Edward Divine White Jr.) White told Kerouac he should make use of a technique he was doing with his painting. White would do spontaneous street painting just like a street photog does their spontaneous photography.

When Andy Warhol heard about the death of  Marilyn Monroe on the radio, that inspired his serigraphs series of Marilyn.  This just underscores how almost every art can share common tools for creativity…writer, painter, sculptor, poet, choreographer, musician, photog…our art is how we make sense of our world.


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