On Bear's Head

On Bear s Head None

  • Title: On Bear's Head
  • Author: Philip Whalen
  • ISBN: 9780156687423
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 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_

    339 thoughts on “On Bear's Head”

    1. If I were an evangelist, I would take this book from door to door, reading passages to citizens unbidden, loudly proclaiming the necessity of these poems. This book blew my mind in the old days, and it still does. By far the best of the west-coast beats, Whalen rocks. I once did buy a stack of these at Strand, and gave them away to poets who had never read it. The best example of every day consciousness, whimsey and intellect entwined in verse I've ever read. An almost New York School kind of wr [...]

    2. Please help me understand Whalen. Influences several poets that are important to me, but I just can't get to liking him. Just a dash here and there. One poem in this book that I truly liked without reservation. I like the diary mode he will go into and his idea of the letter. I like the times when Hart Crane comes into his mind. I know he has written more beyond this book. Does it get better, does he break the curse of Michael McClure?

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