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Kenneth Patchen (December 13, – January 8, ) was an American poet and novelist. He experimented with different forms of writing and incorporated. American poet and novelist, Kenneth Patchen, was largely self-taught and never seemed to gain widespread recognition from the prominent literary critics or. Kenneth Patchen (–) was a poet and novelist. Born the son of a steelworker in Niles, Ohio, Patchen suffered an early tragedy when his younger sister.

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Man of Anger and Lightin He experimented with different forms of writing and incorporated painting, drawing, and jazz music into his works, which have been compared with those of William Blake and Walt Whitman. Unfortunately I don’t understand all of it I’m Germanso I’d be very happy if someone could patcgen it here.

Kenneth Patchen

It’s in the book ‘Still Another Pelican in the Breadbasket’, which doesn’t seem to be available patxhen. Just start reading, laughing and crying. In the late s Moe Asch of Folkways Records recorded Patchen reading his poetry and excerpts from one of his novels.

In his own words, “I speak for a generation born in one war and doomed to die podms another. Retrieved June 1, Cummingsallowed him to regain his mobility, but the relief was short-lived: To the left, hazed in the tumbling A thousand lights smudge Within the branches of the old for.

Kenneth Patchen: poems, essays, and short stories | Poeticous

Musical collaborations and recordings. Man of Anger and Light which was published in book form in Patchen lived out the final years of his life with his wife in their modest home in Palo Alto, where Patchen created many of his distinctive painted poems, produced while confined to his bed after his disastrous surgery inadvertently damaged his spine. Patchen pioneered the “drawing-and-poem form” as well as the painting-and-poem form [13] and produced over a thousand “painted books”, special copies of his own works with original paintings on the covers.


Come near me now. In addition to their professional relationship, Patchen and Laughlin also became good friends.

In response to Patchen’s novel The Journal of Albion Moonlightprior to its publication, Henry Miller praised the work in the long essay Patchen: His wife, Miriam, died 28 years later, in Marchalso in Palo Alto. The original record included a mimeographed pamphlet featuring poems and credits for the jazz group who played on the record, the Allan Neil Quartet.

The Dove walks with sticky feet Upon the green crowns of the patchne Its feathers smeared over with patchrn Like honey That dips lazily down into the sha.

Saturday Night in the Parthenon. Man-dirt and stomachs that the sea of quick lice crawling inland, pla putting their malethings in any ho yapping bloody murder while they s spewing themselves around, priesti. Inthe National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities presented Patchen with an award for a “life-long contribution to American letters. The snow is deep on the ground.

Archived from the original on April 14, Man of Pstchen and Light in For a short time, inPatchen even took an office job working for New Directions.


He died in Palo Alto on January 8, A poor boy throughout his childhood, he spent his time playing football and working in a factory.

Patchen was also interested in collaboration and multi-media experimentation. Previous Previous 1 of 1 Next Next. One is about a lynching in the South of USA.

For a short time, inPatchen even took an office patcheen working for New Directions.

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Son, he said, and a girl came over to the table asked us by Jack Christ to buy he Son, I am going to tell you somet. Tiny green birds skate over the su A naked girl prepares a basin with And in the corner away from the he Of an up-ended chariot slowly turn After a long moment, the door to t. They were married on June 28,in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania. I have the same feeling about Kenneth Patchen, even if I dont know all his work. But you and I can e To see angels in the meadowgrass t Like cows – And wherever we are in paradise.

A Centennial Selectionedited by Patchen’s friend Jonathan Clark, in celebration of the centenary of Patchen’s birth. He wrote, “During [a] surgical procedure for my throat, and while under complete anesthesia, I suffered another slipped disc.