Selected Poems
Philip Whalen

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 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.

Title Overtime
Subtitle Selected Poems
Author Philip Whalen
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 01 May 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 014058918X
ISBN-13 9780140589184
Publication Date 01 May 1999
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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