KENNETH PATCHEN: REBEL POET IN AMERICA
a new biography by Larry Smith
"I am the world crier, and this is my dangerous career . . .
Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) emerges here as a rebel poet who created stunning
work for five decades. As poet, novelist, artist, performer, he becomes a model of an engaged artist. His and wife Miriam's life becomes one of the great love stories in American
I am the one to call your bluff, and this is my climate."
"Patchen represents all that a poet should, whether expressing himself in verse, in prose, in paint, or in action"
"Kenneth Patchen was a poet; he was that all the time. He is that still. That is what is meant by 'Poet'. The poetry never stops working if it is real."
"It has taken more than 25 years for this poet's life to finally see the light of day in this rich, thorough, compelling biography...Hallelujah Anyway!"
"Kenneth Patchen : Rebel poet in America" is the Authorized Biography.
312 pages, 60 photos.
ISBN 0-933087-59-4 $12.95 (paper)
ISBN 0-933087-60-8 $25.95 (cloth)
*Special signed copies by author & Miriam Patchen $50
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