Showing posts with label Kenneth Patchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kenneth Patchen. Show all posts

Sunday, February 8, 2009

All at once


Here's the good part. Unable to work at this typewriter any longer, Patchen stopped writing conventional poems. He wrote letters and poems only in a large hand scrawl. He used pens and a paint brush. He developed his "picture poems." "That's why the drawing poems and picture poems came, because he could do them relatively shortly [quickly]."

In 1960 Kenneth Patchen published Because It Is, poems-and-drawings.