Ring of Bone

Ring of Bone
Collected Poems (New & Expanded Edition)
Foreword by Gary Snyder

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"Best books of 2012"

Lew Welch's Ring of Bone made the Chronicle's Best Books of 2012, in the poetry category.

"The luminous poems by the man who left behind a suicide note in 1971 - and has never been seen since - feel as vibrant today as when they first burst from the wellsprings of creativity in his head."


-John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle Dec 21, 2012

"[I saw myself]"

Lew Welch's poem [I saw myself] is featured on Poetry Daily.

-Poetry Daily Aug 25, 2012

"Reading Poetry from L.A. to the Bay"

Mike Sonksen writes about Lew Welch and the release of "Ring of Bone."

-Mike Sonksen, KCET Aug 24, 2012

"Exciting and Simple: Lew Welch, William Carlos Williams, and Gertrude Stein"

Poet Joanne Kyger wrote about Lew Welch, Ring of Bone, and the success of last month's event at the SF public library.

-Joanne Kyger, Poetry Foundation Aug 6, 2012

"Late poet Lew Welch among Authors with new books"

Ring of Bone in the Books by the Bay column.

-Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury News Aug 2, 2012

"The Collected Poems of Lew Welch"

The Allen Ginsberg Project summarizes the support "Ring of Bone" has been getting.

-The Allen Ginsberg Project Jul 31, 2012

"Buzzard Poetry: An All-Star Tribute to Poetic Icon Lew Welch"

The Huffington Post; San Francisco does a great recap of the event honoring Lew Welch with Gary Snyder at the San Francisco Library earlier this month.

-Steve Heilig, The Huffington Post: San Francisco Jul 20, 2012

"Ring of Bone (New and Expanded Edition) Release and Lew Welch Tribute"

The web magazine Reality Sandwich promoted the event with Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, and Tom Killion with a brief history of Lew Welch.

-Greg Coughlin, Reality Sandwich Jul 10, 2012

"Review of Lew Welch's 'Ring of Bone'"

The Poetry Foundation says they're excited to see the book back in print, announcing its release.

-Harriet Staff, The Poetry Foundation Jul 10, 2012

"Lew Welch's Ring of Bone"

The blog Literary Kicks calls Lew Welch one of the very best Beat Generation poets.

-Levi Asher, Literary Kicks Jul 9, 2012

"Lew Welch's RING OF BONE Back in Print"

Louise Steinman at the Los Angeles Library remembers her friend Lew Welch and the event that spurred the reprint of Ring of Bone.

-Fifth and Flower, the Los Angeles Library Foundation blog Jun 14, 2012