Jack Kerouac School Publications
Bombay Gin, JKS' literary journal run by faculty and students, publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations, and interviews. Emerging from the "Outrider" tradition, Bombay Gin honors a heritage of powerful counter-poetics through the publication of work that challenges the boundaries of language, form, and genre.
not enough night is JKS' low-residency literary journal. JKS launched its low-residency MFA Creative Writing degree in the fall of 2003. An online publication was an obvious inclusion. So what then does "not enough night" mean? It's from Kerouac. "Not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night." It's about putting something vital back in.
The Harry Smith Print Shop offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in the craft of letterpress printing. This practice deepens students' relationships to the printed word and teaches them elements of layout, design, and printing techniques, using distributable type on both platen and proof presses. Kavyayantra Press is the imprint for chapbooks and broadsides published through the Harry Smith Print Shop.
JKS is launching a new journal: Something on Paper is a biannual online poetics journal of scholarly utterance and conversation, archiving the critical work of the Jack Kerouac School as well as engaging with a broader community of writers, critics, and pedagogues. Each issue hosts cutting-edge literary/multimedia discourse and performs the liminal space between critical and creative texts. Our aim is to document the praxis of poetic exchange.