The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen

By Philip Whalen

Essentially the most path-breaking and creatively radical poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Philip Whalen was once a part of the 1955 Six Gallery interpreting the place the West Coast Beat move famously started. operating along Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac, Whalen constructed a conversational and visually unorthodox kind that's special in modern poetry. His lifelong engagement with the impermanent and sensuous, matters deepened via his dedication to Zen Buddhism, are on wealthy show right here, together with his hot humor and unique illustrations. This Collected Poems rightfully areas Whalen one of the preferable poets of his time, providing readers a very significant physique of yankee poetic paintings.

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