Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kenneth Patchen

This week, the poet on's featured poet page is Kenneth Patchen, born in Niles OH. It's good to see some of the beat-era Northeast Ohio poets remembered-- Patchen has always been one of my favorites, partly because of the way he integrated poetry and art in his witty and whimsical picture-poems series.

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John B. Burroughs said...

Love Patchen! Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Patchen does not get the respect he is due.

He read some poems with a jazz combo - is it out on CD?

Great writer, thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Patchen is a great artist. I don't agree with his eternity.

John B. Burroughs said...

Yes - Patchen's recording with the Canadian Jazz group is available on CD. Click here to order it.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau