Ring of Bone: Collected Poems: Collected Poems (New & Expanded Edition)

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City Lights Publishers, 19 jun. 2012 - 256 pagina's
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New and expanded edition of the classic go-to collection of Welch’s poetry, a must for both fans and new readers.
 

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Foreword by Gary Snyder
13
19501960 ON
21
Old Men Drive Slowly Backwards
44
19601964 HERMITPOEMS
79
19601964 THE WAYBACK
93
19691971 THE SONG MT TAMALPAIS SINGS
133
Editors Note
155
Breakfast One Easter
161
David Is Dead
168
Seventh Grade
174
First you must love your body in games
186
In Out In Out
192
Small Turned on Song
200
Lewie Youre a Goddam Jewel
207
Language Is Speech
235
A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY
251

Anecdote of Tangerines
162

Overige edities - Alles weergeven

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Over de auteur (2012)

Lew Welch was born August 16, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona. He entered Reed College in 1948, and the following year moved into a house with Gary Snyder; the following year they were joined by Philip Whalen. By the fall of 1949 Welch was co-editor of the school's literary magazine and was writing constantly. He wrote his senior thesis on Gertrude Stein and graduated in 1950.

For a number of years Welch showed his poetry only to close friends. With the emergence of the Beat movement, however, Welch's friends Philip Whalen and Gary Snyder began receiving national attention. Welch's desire to devote himself completely to his poetry was revived, and he soon became a part of the San Francisco poetry scene.

Donald Allen included one of Welch's poems in The New American Poetry - the important anthology published in 1960. That same year Welch's first book, Wobbly Rock, was published. He was drinking heavily during this time, but he continued to write extensively, and in 1965 published three books.

Despite his burgeoning success, Welch's bouts with depression and heavy drinking continued. On May 23, 1971, Gary Snyder went up to Welch's campsite in the Sierra Nevada mountains and found a suicide note in Welch's truck. Despite an extensive search, Welch's body was never recovered.

Donald Allen published much of Welch's work posthumously via Grey Fox Press, now an imprint of City Lights Books.

Gary Snyder is an American poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), as well as an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist (frequently described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology". Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese. For many years, Snyder served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he also served for a time on the California Arts Council.

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