Awash with Roses by Kenneth Patchen
The Collected Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen

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Poetry. Available again in a revised reissue, AWASH WITH ROSES, Patchen's classic collection of 100 love poems, includes a biographical introduction of Kenneth and Miriam Patchen by the writer's biographer Larry Smith. Kenneth Patchen wrote fiction and poetry, did poetry-poems, poetry-jazz, and poems-and-drawings. He was a key figure in the Greenwich Village scene of the 1930's and 1940's, then active in the pre-Beat period of the West Coast. His love poems are lasting testimonies of devotion to his loved one and to the world.

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Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) was a rebel poet, playwright, fiction and fable writer, artist, and performer of poetry-jazz, working in the tradition of engaged writing which he helped to forge in America. Allen Frost lives in Bellingham, Washington, with wife Laura, daughter Rosa and son Rustle. He was born in La Jolla, California, and graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine. He has lived and worked in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Huron, Ohio. He works in the library at Western Washington University. His Ohio Trio: Fictions appeared in 2001 from Bottom Dog Press, followed by Bowl of Water written between 1989-2002. Another Life is drawn from limited edition poetry chapbooks written 2002-2007. Home Recordings appeared from Bird Dog Publishing in 2010. He contributed an article to the collection d.a.levy and the mimeograph revolution (2008). He is an associate editor of Bottom Dog Press. Henry Miller (1891--1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.
Published January 1, 1991 by Bottom Dog Press. 164 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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“Yawp,” “mudluscious,” “lullly, lullay!” Modern poets broke all rules as they infused their work with everything new: invented words, imagism, concrete poetry, free verse, irony, oxymora held together with steely differences, and their individual eccentricities.

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