Awash with Roses: The Collected Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen

Awash with Roses: The Collected Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen

by Kenneth Patchen
     
 

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100 of the love poems of Kenneth Patchen, one of America's greatest love poets. A detailed biographer introduction is provided by editor Larry Smith.See more details below

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100 of the love poems of Kenneth Patchen, one of America's greatest love poets. A detailed biographer introduction is provided by editor Larry Smith.

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"There is more verve and more variety in Patchen's work than in any other living American's entire output. No more ringing protests and no more passionate love poems have been written in our time."

-Louis Untermeyer

"In my eyes Kenneth Patchen is now and will remain one of the outstanding figures in American letters. He represents all that a poet should represent, whether expressing himself in verse, in prose, in paint, or in action. . . . Patchen stands out like a shining warrior, a herald of peace and truth, endowed with invincible heart and integrity. No one can read him without being affected-and influenced in his own life and work. It is not only the youth who are indebted to him but all of us, even unto the last and most fanatically ardent defender of the Word."

-Henry Miller

"These [the love poems of When We Were Here Together] are grave, serious, immeasurably touching poems. They compare very favora-bly with the love poems of Paul Eluard or Rafael Alberti. In other words, they are amongst the very few poems of their kind, written by an American." -Kenneth Rexroth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933087194
Publisher:
Bottom Dog Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Series:
Midwest Authors Series
Pages:
176

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William Packard

100 poems of love by one of America's great poets, Kenneth Patchen. "One could say that it contains the animal honesty of Whitman, and the desperate exaltation of Hart Crane, and the simple delight in sense perception of D.H. Lawrence. . . . His work is brave and original, and it is suffused throughout with the compassion of a strong, free spirit." --William Packard


100 poems of love by one of America's great poets, Kenneth Patchen. "One could say that it contains the animal honesty of Whitman, and the desperate exaltation of Hart Crane, and the simple delight in sense perception of D.H. Lawrence. . . . His work is brave and original, and it is suffused throughout with the compassion of a strong, free spirit."

-William Packard

Louis Untermeyer
"There is more verve and more variety in Patchen's work than in any other living American's entire output. No more ringing protests and no more passionate love poems have been written in our time."

-Louis Untermeyer

Henry Miller
"In my eyes Kenneth Patchen is now and will remain one of the outstanding figures in American letters. He represents all that a poet should represent, whether expressing himself in verse, in prose, in paint, or in action. . . . Patchen stands out like a shining warrior, a herald of peace and truth, endowed with invincible heart and integrity. No one can read him without being affected-and influenced in his own life and work. It is not only the youth who are indebted to him but all of us, even unto the last and most fanatically ardent defender of the Word."

-Henry Miller

Kenneth Rexroth

"These [the love poems of When We Were Here Together] are grave, serious, immeasurably touching poems. They compare very favora-bly with the love poems of Paul Eluard or Rafael Alberti. In other words, they are amongst the very few poems of their kind, written by an American." -Kenneth Rexroth

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