By Philip Whalen
The most path-breaking and creatively radical poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Philip Whalen used to be a part of the 1955 Six Gallery interpreting the place the West Coast Beat move famously begun. operating along Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac, Whalen constructed a conversational and visually unorthodox type that's exact in modern poetry. His lifelong engagement with the impermanent and sensuous, matters deepened through his dedication to Zen Buddhism, are on wealthy demonstrate right here, together with his hot humor and unique illustrations. This Collected Poems rightfully locations Whalen one of the preferable poets of his time, supplying readers a really significant physique of yankee poetic paintings.
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