Come to the

Patchen Klatschen

a celebration of Kenneth Patchen and his work

May 26th at eight o'clock

Alternative Books
35 North Front Street
Kingston, New York

Rilla Askew, Paul Austin, Patricia Eakins, Mikhail Horowitz, Peter Martin, and others will read favorite passages from the work of Kenneth Patchen (1911-72), who gave the world more than 40 books of passionate, witness-bearing poetry and prose, as well as a vast and magical trove of paintings, drawings, and silk-screen prints. Patchen was also one of the pioneers of the poetry-and-jazz movement, and his innovative use of typography and glyphs prefigured all sorts of experiments merging pictures and texts, including those now routinely essayed on computers.


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