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"One of America's most unusual and powerful contemporary poets," said the San Francisco Chronicle of this versatile West Coast poet, writer, and painter. Born in Niles, Ohio, Patchen worked in all sorts of jobs before settling in California. In 1957 he pioneered in the "public birth of poetry---jazz" by reading his poems to the accompaniment of the Chamber Jazz Sextet in nightclubs and concert halls on the West Coast, breaking attendance records in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1954 he received the Shelley Memorial Award. Patchen died in 1972 after a prolonged illness, during which he continued to write prolifically. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Journal of Albion Moonlight
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The Journal of Albion Moonlight 293 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Poems 161 copies, 1 review
Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer 160 copies, 7 reviews
Sleepers Awake 80 copies
Because It Is 75 copies
Poems of humor & protest 58 copies, 2 reviews
Wonderings 46 copies
But even so 46 copies
In Quest of Candlelighters 36 copies, 1 review
We Meet 23 copies, 1 review
First will & testament 10 copies, 1 review
Poemscapes 4 copies
In Order To 2 copies, 1 review
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Contributor) 553 copies, 3 reviews
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Contributor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
Twentieth Century American Poetry (Contributor) 85 copies, 2 reviews
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Contributor) 7 copies
Døds-layoutet 1 (Author, some editions; Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
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