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Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) contains letters from such literary figures as: Harvey Breit - Alex Comfort - E.E. Cummings - Robert Duncan - James T. Farrell - Lawrence Ferlinghetti - James Laughlin - James Boyer May - Alexander Meiklejohn - Henry Miller - Henry Moe - Harriet Monroe-Lewis Mumford - Alan Neil - Miriam Patchen - Henry Rago - Kenneth Rexroth -Harry Roskolenko - Isabel Smith-Stein - Wallace Stevens - Dylan Thomas - Leon Trotsky -Louis Untermeyer - Amos Wilder - Thomas Wolfe - Jasper Wood.
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About the Author
Allen Frost lives in Bellingham, Washington, with wife Laura,
daughter Rosa and son Rustle. He was born in La Jolla, California,
and graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine. He has lived and
worked in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Huron, Ohio.
He works in the library at Western Washington University. His Ohio Trio: Fictions appeared in 2001 from Bottom Dog Press,followed by Bowl of Water written between 1989-2002. Another Life is drawn from limited edition poetry chapbooks written 2002-2007.Home Recordings appeared from Bird Dog Publishing in 2010. He
contributed an article to the collection d.a.levy and the mimeograph revolution (2008). He is an associate editor of Bottom Dog Press.
What People are Saying About This
When reading Kenneth Patchen, a face stares back out of the text. His very human gaze scrutinizes us and our world with such intensity because he is looking for all the beauty despite such apparent ugliness. The Selected Correspondence reveals the hardships and pain Patchen endured in this search, bolstered by his muse Miriam. Reading Patchen is a profound literary experience, an absolute delighting in humanity's possibilities yet also a despondence, sometimes even anger, over our shortcomings. These themes play themselves out here in Patchen's impassioned letters to such friends and colleagues as Henry Miller, E.E. Cummings, Wallace Stevens, et. al. To read this correspondence is to be astonished by Patchen's insatiable quest for all that is good in life, one that led him from proletarianism to concretism to jazz to painted poems. Embrace hope, all ye who enter here. -Eckhard Gerdes, editor of Journal of Experimental Fiction
Reading Group Guide
Letter to Harvey Breit from Kenneth Patchen