Ring of Bone

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


Foreward, Preface and First Pages of Ring of Bone

"This bright-eyed bardic spirit, Lew Welch still wandering and singing on the back roads — I imagine — at the far edge of the West — will be with us a long time." —Gary Snyder in his preface to Ring of Bone
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Photos: Celebrating "Ring of Bone"

View photos from the event celebrating the new edition of Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Peter Coyote, Jerry Martien, Steve Sanfield, Tom Killion, and Huey Lewis paid tribute to the Beat icon on July 12, 2012 at the SF Public Library.
Photos: Celebrating "Ring of Bone"

"Lew Welch reads in San Francisco, 1968"

From the Pacifica Foundation's Archive, Lew Welch recorded at Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco, June 1968.
"Lew Welch reads in San Francisco, 1968"

"A celebration of the poetry of Lew Welch"

On the 40th anniversary of Lew Welch's disappearance, Gary Snyder and friends pay him tribute at the Los Angeles Public Library, May 2011.
"A celebration of the poetry of Lew Welch"

"The Song the Poet Sang"

An essay from Reed Magazine by friend Louise Steinman on the life, times, and poetry of Lew Welch.
"The Song the Poet Sang"