Has anyone read any of JK blues poetry? To quote from the introduction to a collection I bought recently, “Much of it is painful, at times even contemptible...” From what I can gather from this introduction Kerouac wanted to capture the essence of jazz music in his poetry. Whether or not he pulls this off I don’t know, as I know nothing about jazz music. What I do know is that painful and contemptible is right when it comes to the poems. I applaud anyone who does things their own way, but I find most of the poems (titled ‘Choruses’) virtually unreadable. Kerouac wrote incessantly while on his travels, in a small notebook which dictated line length and such. Anyway many of these chorus poems are out there on the internet and I’d like to hear others take on them.