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Published January 1st 2001 by Grey Fox Press (first published June 1st 1973)
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Lew Welch annoys me probably more than any other person I have never met. He is rude, dismissive, doctrinaire, and conceited. Much of what he has to say about poets and poetries other than those he knew and those he formulated himself is absurd and demonstrably untrue. He is tiresome about Westerners vs. Easterners (Easterners are all zenny and wise and so on, while Westerners are all slobs without a thought in their heads - standard beat/hippy/leftist doctrine nowso old it's moldy) as well as " ...more
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Lewis Barrett Welch, Jr. is an American poet associated with the Beat generation of poets, artists, and iconoclasts.

According to Aram Saroyan who wrote Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation, Welch decided to become a writer after reading Gertrude Stein's long story "Melanctha." Welch published and performed widely during the 1960s, and taught a poetry workshop as part of th
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