Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Collected Poems of Lew Welch

Ring of Bone, by Lew Welch Photo: City Lights / SF

We mentioned it on Friday but we thought it important enough to mention again (and to give it its own post) - Ring of Bone - The Collected Poems of Lew Welch, (an expanded edition of the old Grey Fox Press book) was published last month by City Lights (with an introduction by Gary Snyder - that introduction may be read in its entirety here). This new edition includes "photos, a biographic time-line and a statement of poetics gleaned from Welch's own writings".

As we noted on Friday, a gathering for the book took place recently at the San Francisco Public Library featuring Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger & others.
Reports on and photos from the evening may be seen here and here.

Jonah Raskin's review in the San Francisco Chronicle may be read here, Jeff Baker's in The Oregonian here. Andrew Burke, on his blog, Hi Spirits, here, and Jessica Cornola on htmlGiant here

Meantime, for links to original audio sources, we'd draw your attention here, to our earlier post, Lew Welch Speaks From Beyond The Grave
(not, of course, that there ever was a grave!)

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