Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and one of the most prominent members of the Beat Generation. His writings, most of which were autobiographical, revolved most of the time around his own adventures throughout the world, and also around some of his own ponderings and reflections that ensued during the course of his life.
Map of Jack Kerouac's trips across America
Jack Kerouac by Tom Palumbo circa 1956
House in Orlando, Florida where Kerouac lived and wrote The Dharma Bums
Jack Kerouac's poem in the center of his namesake alley.