Who is Kenneth PatchenKenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 – January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist. 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. Patchen's biographer wrote that he "developed in his fabulous fables, love poems, and picture poems a deep yet modern mythology that conveys a sense of compassionate wonder amidst the world's violence." Along with his friend and peer Kenneth Rexroth, he was a central influence on the San Francisco Renaissance and the Beat Generation.
Patchen was born in Niles, Ohio. His father, Wayne, worked in the nearby steel mills of Youngstown, which Patchen would ref...
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Kenneth Patchen Poems
The Dove walks with sticky feet
Upon the green crowns of the almond tree,
Its feathers smeared over with warmth
Like honey ...
- We Go Out Together In The Staring Town
We go out together into the staring town
And buy cheese and bread and little jugs with
- As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other
As we are so wonderfully done with each other
We can walk into our separate sleep
On floors of music where the milkwhite cloak of childhood lies
- Do The Dead Know What Time It Is?
The old guy put down his beer.
Son, he said,
(and a girl came over to the table where we were:
asked us by Jack Christ to buy her a drink.) ...
- The Slums
That should be obvious
Of course it won't
Any fool knows that.
Even in the winter. ...
Top 10 most used topics by Kenneth PatchenWorld 11 Sleep 10 Earth 9 God 9 I Love You 7 Beautiful 7 Love 7 Green 7 Heaven 6 Sky 6
Kenneth Patchen Quotes
- The best hope is that one of these days the ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away - leaving people with nothing more to stand on than what they have so bloody well stood for up to now.
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Ezrafurman: as kenneth patchen once titled a collection, "hallelujah anyway" nyc and beyond, tune in to hear trans jewish women talk about joy in a scary time for trans people
Johnnyglucose: "everything everywhere...." (picture poem by kenneth patchen)
Cliohcorvid: gentle and giving--all the rest is treason. -- kenneth patchen
Defencephoto: "the snow is deep on the ground. always the light falls softly down on the hair of my belovèd" kenneth patchen
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