Sunday, February 8, 2009
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.