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Memoirs of an Interglacial Age

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Paperback, 50 pages
Published 1960 by The Auerhahn Press
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Whalen has a lightning-quick mind and there is a lot you can miss. I had to stop and re-read many lines to try and figure out what he was talking about. He is extremely well-read but yet does not come off as overly bookish. He is confident but not cocky.
All he offers us is a peek into the movement of his mind and this early collection of poems is a small testament and sample of a 'graph' of his mind moving. Some of the poems in here are wonderful, replete with maxims like, "some people got head
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Philip Whalen was born in Portland, Oregon on October 20, 1923. He roomed with future poets Gary Snyder and Lew Welch's at Reed College in Oregon.

Whalen did not pursue a career in poetry, but fell into it after Snyder asked him to take part in the famous Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955. A good portrait of Wha
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