The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

There is no proportion in this intertwining of soul-buildings. These are the inexorable and ineffable projects of an inspired consciousness set at full tilt in raging protest, kisses, prayers, blessings and outraged demands.

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the most visionary poet of the American postwar generation. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) played a major role in shaping the poetics of both the Beat and the Surrealist movements in the United States. First mentored by the San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, the teenage Lamantia also came to the attention of the French Surrealist leader André Breton, who, after reading Lamantia’s youthful work, hailed him as a “voice that rises once in a hundred years.” Later, Lamantia went “on the road” with Jack Kerouac and shared the stage with Allen Ginsberg at the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco, where Ginsburg first read “Howl.” Throughout his life, Lamantia sought to extend and renew the visionary tradition of Romanticism in a distinctly American vernacular, drawing on mystical lore and drug experience in the process. The Collected Poems gathers not only his published work but also an extensive selection of unpublished or uncollected work; the editors have also provided a biographical introduction.

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The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Philip Lamantia
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-22 - Publisher: University of California Press

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the most visionary poet of the American postwar generation. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) played a major role in shaping the poetics of both the Beat and the Surrealist movements in the United States. First mentored by the San Francisco poet Kenneth
Preserving Fire
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Philip Lamantia
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-09 - Publisher:

"A selection of prose writing from American poet Philip Lamantia (1927-2005), edited by poet Garrett Caples"--
Selected poems, 1943-1966
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Philip Lamantia
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

Books about Selected poems, 1943-1966
Bed of Sphinxes
Language: en
Pages: 141
Authors: Philip Lamantia
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: City Lights Publishers

Allen Ginsberg wrote that Philip Lamantia was one of his poetic teachers, an American soothsayer on the level of Edgar Allen Poe, and I don't know how much more encouragement you'd need to check out this stunning collection. "The Owl" ("the dark steps...
Selected Poems
Language: en
Pages: 171
Authors: Robert Duncan
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Bertholf's selections are so attuned to the essentials of Duncan's writing that even those familiar with the whole body of Duncan's work will become more sensitized to his recurring imagery and consistency of thought pattern throughout this collection. --Publishers Weekly.

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