Reviews and Blog Posts: Beat Generation

Ring of bone : collected poems, 1950-1971

by Lew Welch

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The poems in this collection embody the Poetics of Emptiness, a philosophical movement and style best characterized by the west coast Beat scene, most notably by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, and Philip Whalen. Influenced by Zen, these poems are immersed with detailed observations of nature, self-enforced solitude, and...

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