Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kenneth Patchen Letters

Kenneth Patchen in San Francisco park
We're almost ready to publish his book
of selected letters, featuring E.E. Cummings,
Henry Miller, Dylan Thomas and others.

Letter from September 3, 1936:
"We must extract the concept of the gun
and the sword from the mind-world
in which too many of us live.
The fault lies not in what we are,
but in that thing which we would become.
We must make over not the present
world of sham and hypocrisy, but ourselves;
this means time will leave us when we
leave it. And we must get away with
a fuller heart than was ever permitted us.
All art will follow the art of the living"

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