By Philip Whalen
Essentially 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 built a conversational and visually unorthodox type that's specific in modern poetry. His lifelong engagement with the impermanent and sensuous, issues deepened by means of his dedication to Zen Buddhism, are on wealthy reveal the following, with his hot humor and unique illustrations. This Collected Poems rightfully areas Whalen one of the leading poets of his time, providing readers a very significant physique of yankee poetic paintings.
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