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Kenneth Rexroth

KENNETH REXROTH (1905 – 1982)

American Poet

Rexroth was an influential poet and activist from the 1930s through the 1960s. Part of the counterculture, he was known as the ‘Father of the Beats’, and befriended those such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 18 altre parole

America

In Honor of Brautigan, In Spite of Ferlinghetti

I love Ferlinghetti’s “The Old Italians Dying.”

I hate his needlessly cruel and personal critique of Brautigan:

“As an editor, I always kept waiting for Richard to grow up as a writer,” he says now.

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Writing

HOW TO PAINT LIGHT ON THE SIDE OF A BUILDING!

“‘All I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house,’ said Edward Hopper (or words to that effect), and there have been legions of poets and filmmakers obsessed with light. 446 altre parole

Painting

Music in California as Insurgent Art for KPFA.org

Aloha To All

I was honored to be asked to perform for the first annual Insurgent Art Benefit for long standing public radio icon KPFA… 152 altre parole

Art Of Listening

I’ve been reading some poems about America in anticipation of the 4th, and this is a favorite. The feeling of “perpetually awaiting a rebirth of wonder” is one I connect with strongly. 633 altre parole

Writing

Pity the Nation

 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, 98 altre parole

Unclassified

DON'T LET THAT HORSE EAT THAT VIOLIN!

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[i] Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; A Coney Island of the Mind; New Directions Publishing Corporation; New York, New York; 1958; p. 29. 13 altre parole

Painting