Kenneth Patchen’s poetry is a bullet right between the eyes.
Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to hear Mary Murphy and me read a selection of poems by Kenneth Patchen, as broadcast today on the Arts Express radio program on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the country.
Thanks to New Directions Publishing Corporation for the following poems: “And When Freedom is Achieved,” “I Feel Drunk All the Time,” “The Way Men Live is a Lie,” “What I’d Like to Know Is,” “All The Roses of the World,” “No One Ever Works Alone,” “The Orange Bears,” “Should Be Sufficient,” “Lonesome Boy Blues,” and “Delighted With Bluepink” by Kenneth Patchen, from COLLECTED POEMS OF KENNETH PATCHEN, copyright ©1936, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1963, 1968 by Kenneth Patchen. Used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Great poems and beautifully read!
Thanks, Viv, much appreciated.
GREAT(!) piece Jack!
I‘d never heard of Kenneth Patchen. (😕)
You‘re sö right,,.“a bullet between the eyes.“ !
It‘s sö GREAT,,..He wrote,..strove for ˋbeauty´, as well.
I love that poem, ˋFind something that delights you…´. 😌
and well performed by you two.
(Mary Murphy is a real side-kick, with you! 🤞)
Have a pleasant weekend.
Thanks, Dennis. Finding something that delights you–that really is the secret to happiness, isn’t it? And of course, it is always a pleasure to work with Mary. Hope you and the missus are well.