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Selected Poems of Kenneth Patchen: Read by the Author

Selected Poems of Kenneth Patchen: Read by the Author

American poet and novelist Kenneth Patchen (1911–1972) reads 19 poems in this Folkways recording. Throughout his career, Patchen experimented with poetic writing styles and forms including reading his poems set to jazz music. Some critics have compared his work to the poetry of Walt Whitman and William Blake. For this collection Patchen reads poems ranging in mood from gentle (“Pastoral”) to angry (“Nice Day for a Lynching”) and from subjects of childhood memories (“The Orange Bears”) to politics (“So Be It”).

Track Listing

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And What with the Blunders Kenneth Patchen 2:37
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102
The Origin of Baseball Kenneth Patchen 1:17
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103
The Wolf of Winter Kenneth Patchen 0:48
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104
The Fox Kenneth Patchen 0:49
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105
Nice Day for a Lynching Kenneth Patchen 0:55
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106
23rd Street Runs into Heaven Kenneth Patchen 1:19
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107
The Lions of Fire Shall Have Their Hunting Kenneth Patchen 1:11
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108
Red Wine and Yellow Hair Kenneth Patchen 6:03
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201
The Orange Bears Kenneth Patchen 1:21
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202
So Be It Kenneth Patchen 0:50
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203
The Everlasting Contenders Kenneth Patchen 0:56
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204
In Order To Kenneth Patchen 1:42
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205
The Man with the Golden Adam's Apple Kenneth Patchen 1:45
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206
The Reason for Skylarks Kenneth Patchen 2:01
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207
Pastoral Kenneth Patchen 0:55
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208
The State of the Nation Kenneth Patchen 1:17
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209
Be Music, Night Kenneth Patchen 0:31
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210
Show Time (Soon It Will Be) Kenneth Patchen 0:51
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211
Where Shall We Walk Kenneth Patchen 0:51
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