I was very touched by your comment.
I have the same feeling about Kenneth Patchen, even if I dont know all his work.
I'm from Belgium and had only the opportunity to read what I can still find on the web.
Maybe you could help me.
I'm looking for all the poems of kenneth Patchen.
I love his writing. As you. Deeply. I hate so many poems...
and I seem to like nearly everything Patchen's done.
I had two wonderful poems of him that I lost.
One is about a lynching in the South of USA. I think it's called 'Good day for a Lynching'.
The other is about loosers, loneliness and whores
I've lost the nameof it..
anything from/on from Kenneth Patchen interests me, please let me know.
I'm ready to buy old book of him. As well as Tenesse Williams old stuff.
If you can help.
Just mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or reach me through here.
I allowed myself to copy and paste a comment I've just read.
Read it again. Or maybe you've missed it.
It's the first comment on Patchen. And it's real.
You can go down the page and see the original:
Ola Lars Andresen (9/24/2005 8: 00: 00 PM)
I'm amazed to find myself the first to offer a comment about Kenneth Patchen. I've read him over and again since 1967, so it's time then. To make it short. Without him, there wouldn't have been a beat generation or any beat poetry or fiction - the way it all came along. Patchen inspired them all. I first came across his name in a small collection of literary essays by Henry Miller, but I first got a chance to read him when offered some books by a fugative representative of the Black Panters a year before the European student revolts in 1968.
I'm till this day intrigued by a novel called The Journal of Albion Moonlight, first published in 1950, I belive. Unfortunatelyg I think its message is more valid now than ever. The way I read it, it's about a fascist US.
And his poems? Just start reading, laughing and crying.
If somebody wonders about my age and gender, I'm close to 60 and male.