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The Walking-Away World [PDF / Epub] ✪ The Walking-Away World ☆ Kenneth Patchen – Thomashillier.co.uk The singular work of Kenneth Patchen has influenced poets, artists and political activists for decades New Directions is proud to launch a Patchen revival beginning with omnibus editions of his unique The singular work of Kenneth Patchen has influenced poets, artists and political activists for decades New Directions is proud to launch a Patchen revival beginning with omnibus editions of his unique compositionsKenneth Patchen s last words to New Directions founder James Laughlin were When you find out which came first, the The Walking-Away MOBI :↠ chicken or the egg, you write and tell me Answering his own question comes Patchen s picture poem The Walking Away World reissues three of his picture poem classics Wonderings, But Even So, and Hallelujah Anyway Inspired by the illuminated printing of William Blake, Patchen worked in a spirited fervency with watercolor, casein, inks, and other media to create absurdly compelling works His entire process was a simultaneous fusion of painting and poetry neither the poem nor the painting preceded one another Each picture poem is inhabited by strange beings uttering everything from poignant poetic adages to cheeky satire One confides, I have a funny feeling that some very peculiar looking creatures out there are watching us, which sums up the suspicious joys of The Walking Away World.


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  1. Ed Erwin Ed Erwin says:

    Among other things, Kenneth Patchen created many instance of illustrated poetry I became aware of them through a comic by Nick Thorkelson, available here on that artist s website.There is really nothing else quite like them For copyright reasons, I will not include any images here, but just do a google image search for Kenneth Patchen and you ll find some.This books collects three collections that were published individually One star is lost because the reproductions are in black and white Among other things, Kenneth Patchen created many instance of illustrated poetry I became aware of them through a comic by Nick Thorkelson, available here on that artist s website.There is really nothing else quite like them For copyright reasons, I will not include any images here, but just do a google image search for Kenneth Patchen and you ll find some.This books collects three collections that were published individually One star is lost because the reproductions are in black and white Unfortunately this was common In an introduction Jim Woodring states that many people would be surprised to know that they were painted in color Sad They loose a lot in reduction to b w.Under the right management, he probably could have gained money and fame by producing T shirts, posters, calendars and the like Instead he was published in b w poetry journals and books.Like Woodring, I enjoy most the images with shorter texts, like I proclaim this International Shut Your Big Fat Flapping Mouth Week and Come now, my child if we were planning to harm you, do you think we d be lurking here beside the path in the very darkest part of the forest


  2. Albion Albion says:

    The greatest authors and artists are the ones who create alternative realities to compete with this bloody and manifestly unjust one, and Kenneth Patchen does just that in the collection of his picture poems entitled THE WALKING AWAY WORLD During the last years of his life, this great poet and anti novelist was mostly confined to his huge bed in the tiny home that he and his muse wife Miriam shared This was due to his chronic back pain, the result of an earlier injury Apparently, doctors oper The greatest authors and artists are the ones who create alternative realities to compete with this bloody and manifestly unjust one, and Kenneth Patchen does just that in the collection of his picture poems entitled THE WALKING AWAY WORLD During the last years of his life, this great poet and anti novelist was mostly confined to his huge bed in the tiny home that he and his muse wife Miriam shared This was due to his chronic back pain, the result of an earlier injury Apparently, doctors operating on him had screwed up the procedure intended to cure his decades long, debilitating pain they may have even dropped him or allowed him to fall from the table Since we have the finest in the world legal system, lawyers argued that since Patchen didn t earn much money as a poet, he wasn t entitled to just compensation In other words, the Criminal Justice system remained true to its name.Patchen was left in a chronic state of agony for the rest of his days Unable to concentrate effectively forthan brief spurts at a time, he decided to devote much of his time to the picture poems of which THE WALKING AWAY WORLD is comprised These works may be called all of the following defiantly joyous, surreal, fiercely condemning of a cruel universe, and clever expressions of whimsy and word play The writing is often absurdist, sometimes hopeless, and then again at times quite life affirming but it is always moving and original.Strange, enchanting creatures from some parallel universes populate the pages and speak to us from their realms This is not art slavishly enslaved to what we see in or current world These beings from Patchen s brain share remarkable messages and revelations of light with us Ignore them at your peril


  3. Roberto Roberto says:

    Adorable, disturbing, joyful, outraged and just plain wonderful, Patchen s picture poems are just paintings with words that work as compact works of art Most of them feature animals, people, or these flea like ink splodge creatures that sometimes look happy or maybe frightening, and they are often having conversations and saying stuff like It s really lousy taste to live in a world like this some of them are nonsensical and funny I PROCLAIM THIS INTERNATIONAL SHUT YOUR BIG FLAPPING MOUT Adorable, disturbing, joyful, outraged and just plain wonderful, Patchen s picture poems are just paintings with words that work as compact works of art Most of them feature animals, people, or these flea like ink splodge creatures that sometimes look happy or maybe frightening, and they are often having conversations and saying stuff like It s really lousy taste to live in a world like this some of them are nonsensical and funny I PROCLAIM THIS INTERNATIONAL SHUT YOUR BIG FLAPPING MOUTH WEEK , or bittersweet Let us rejoice, then, remembering all the grand but deserved things that somehow never managed to come our way , some are celebrations of religious love The Hands of The Air applaud the Wonders of god , some are little rants about world leaders and how people can be mean Jim Woodrings introduction is lovely The three collections contained here are all inexplicably wonderful and kind of make your heart melt


  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    A wonderful collection of Patchen s Great smattering that concentrates on his illustrated work.


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