Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Interview with Locke McCorkle, an original "dharma bum"

Locke McCorkle
photo (c) Stephen Kennedy

Studious readers of The Daily Beat know who Locke McCorkle is -- he was the character Sean Monahan in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, the guy whose cabin Kerouac and Gary Snyder (Japhy Ryder in the book) lived in behind Sean's house in Mill Valley.

I posted a picture of Locke taken by Gerald Nicosia in 2012 and a relevant excerpt from The Dharma Bums here.

Now, thanks to Brian Hassett posting the link in the Jack Kerouac Facebook group, I know about this 2017 interview of Locke from 2017 sponsored by the Mill Valley Historical Association -- click here.

While writing this post, I ran across this other interview of Locke from 2015 -- click here.

Good stuff.


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