By Philip Whalen
Some of the most path-breaking and creatively radical poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Philip Whalen was once a part of the 1955 Six Gallery analyzing the place the West Coast Beat move famously all started. operating along Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac, Whalen constructed a conversational and visually unorthodox sort that's targeted in modern poetry. His lifelong engagement with the impermanent and sensuous, issues deepened via his dedication to Zen Buddhism, are on wealthy demonstrate right here, with his hot humor and unique illustrations. This Collected Poems rightfully areas Whalen one of the top-rated poets of his time, supplying readers a really significant physique of yankee poetic paintings.
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