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Poems of Humor and Protest

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 1981 by City Lights
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Patchen is a really great writer who has always been overlooked. His rage against cruelty, oppression and war and the abstract language that he uses to describe it is fucking brilliant and inspiring. As well, his vision of a different world, where folks don't dehumanize each other. Anybody who lives or takes a stance against this fucked up world could get something out of Patchen if they gave him a chance. Which would, of course, require getting past the fact that it's poetry. Most of it's prose ...more
I didn't like this book of poems as much as the other Patchen books I've seen so far. I guess our senses of humor aren't exactly linked up. The book seems a bit dated and I don't like when he writes poems using accents.

I did like some of the poems, and I didn't think they were bad, but they just weren't as great when Patchen is being serious.
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