Tag Archives: Philip Whalen

Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

I saw this article linked in an article I was reading and then a friend sent it to me, so there was something synchronistic about it right off the bat. “God’s way of remaining anonymous” some wise person said about … Continue reading

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523. Body, Speech, Mind

In this poem from the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest the fact I was reading Philip Whalen’s biography is reflected and because of that some Buddhist notions. Other factors include a touch of Subud cosmology and more of my summer 2015 fascination … Continue reading

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Very Serious & Full of Vegetables

I FINALLY finished Crowded by Beauty, the wonderful biography of Philip Whalen. David Schneider brings a Zen perspective to chronicle the life of a poet who, along with Gary Snyder and Lew Welch, was considered one of the NW Beat … Continue reading

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