Friday, April 17

Kenneth Patchen

Wikipedia - "Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 – January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist. He experimented with different forms of writing and incorporated painting, drawing, and jazz music into his works, which were often compared with those of William Blake and Walt Whitman. Patchen's biographer wrote that he 'developed in his fabulous fables, love poems, and picture poems a deep yet modern mythology that conveys a sense of compassionate wonder amidst the world's violence.' Along with his friend and peer Kenneth Rexroth, he was a central influence over the San Francisco Renaissance and the Beat Generation. ..."
Poetry Foundation
Kenneth Patchen Home Page
Jacket2: Kenneth Patchen — Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959
We Meet and The Walking Away World by Kenneth Patchen
Silliman's Blog
amazon: Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen: December 6, 1957 (Video)
YouTube: Kenneth Patchen Part 1, Part 2, Do The Dead Know What Time It Is?, The Journal of Albion Moonlight, Do I Not Deal With Angels, John Cage & Kenneth Patchen - The City Wears A Slouch Hat (1942), Kenneth Patchen w/ Chamber Jazz sextet - The Murder Of Two Men By a Young Kid Wearing Lemon