Kenneth Patchen Biography

Kenneth Patchen was an American poet and novelist. He experimented with different forms of writing and incorporated painting, drawing, and jazz music into his works, which were often compared with those of William Blake and Walt Whitman. Patchen's biographer wrote that he "developed in his fabulous fables, love poems, and picture poems a deep yet modern mythology that conveys a sense of compassionate wonder amidst the world's violence." Along with his friend and peer Kenneth Rexroth, he was a central influence over the San Francisco Renaissance and the Beat Generation. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Kenneth Patchen
Nationality:
United States of America
Date of Birth:
December 13, 1911
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
January 8, 1972
Age at Death:
60
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