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  • Title: Overtime: Selected Poems
  • Author: Philip Whalen
  • ISBN: 9780140589184
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback

  • Like his college roommate Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen took both poetry and Zen seriously He became friends with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure, and played a key role in the explosive poetic revolution of the 50s and 60s Celebrated for his wisdom and good humor, Whalen transformed the poem for a generation His writing, taken as a whole, forms a monumeLike his college roommate Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen took both poetry and Zen seriously He became friends with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure, and played a key role in the explosive poetic revolution of the 50s and 60s Celebrated for his wisdom and good humor, Whalen transformed the poem for a generation His writing, taken as a whole, forms a monumental stream of consciousness or, as Whalen calls it, continuous nerve movie of a wild, deeply read, and fiercely independent American one who refuses to belong, who celebrates and glorifies the small beauties to be found everywhere he looks This long awaited Selected Poems is a welcome opportunity to hear his influential voice again.
    Philip Whalen
    Librarian Note There is than one author with this name in the database.Philip Whalen was born in Portland, Oregon on October 20, 1923 He roomed with future poets Gary Snyder and Lew Welch s at Reed College in Oregon.Whalen did not pursue a career in poetry, but fell into it after Snyder asked him to take part in the famous Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955 A good portrait of Whalen, Snyder s slightly older and chubbier Zen poet friend, appears in The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac the character s name is Warren Coughlin.Like Snyder and Kerouac, Whalen took Buddhism very seriously, and also like them he found spiritual enlightenment as a fire lookout in the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest Whalen published many highly respected works of poetry, as well as two novels, You Didn t Even Try and Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head He was ordained as a Zen monk in 1973 He suffered from severe eyesight problems in his later years He lived as a Buddhist in San Francisco until he died on June 26, 2002.enpedia wiki Philip_


    Commentaires:

    Rodney
    Whalen's poems balance religion, philosophy and cranky Zen insight with a casual, conversational Americanese in a way few of his more famous contemporaries could touch. He draws from a deep past that embraces everything from ancient Chinese verse to European classical music, but makes all the erudition parade down the street in T-shirt and jeans. His particular brand of Buddhism, so generous to human failings (starting always, comically, with his own) and never, ever doctrinaire, has to be one o [...]

    Naomi
    Many of the poets I read are writing explicitly within spiritual traditions and practices. Whalen's Buddhist-influenced poems are, like Gary Snyder's, accessible to those outside Buddhist traditions, and also very much ways of practicing mindfulness. This is a fine collection, and would be a nice accompaniment for a spiritual writing group.

    Helen
    perfect for when the baby has sucked your mind dry. Will bring you back to life, peace, and then even inspiration, if given a chance. So the cover photo of his later life as a monk is very suitable.

    Andrew
    A latecomer to Whalen, pretty stupid of me. He is something else.

    Alison
    Read most, but not all, of this for a poetry class. Enjoyed a lot of the poems, but had a hard time getting into many as well.

    Ricardo
    The book is the work of an author who writes with skill, creativity & playfullness. Unfortunatly its also a book from a man who dont seem to deal with the nonsense of modern man.

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