Kenneth Patchen is dead

WILLIAM EVERSON


Kenneth Patchen is dead. But an unquenchable spirit lives on that carries his name
into the future. It is impressive to look around at the shapes he touched and realize
that death has changed nothing. Each of his creations persists in its original vision-
ary gleam, sustained by the presence that established them in existence. This is why
his death is not sad. For, quite simply, nothing is gone.


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