By Lenore Kandel
Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. A scholar of Zen, she frolicked with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg and used to be a speaker at San Francisco's Human Be-In. yet Lenore Kandel was once no muse or hanger-on; she was once an excellent lyric poet, usually unabashedly erotic, and that's the place her legacy lies.
Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel contains eighty examples of her paintings, from the "holy erotica" of her early years to later, extra contemplative works. the various poems have by no means been released, others basically in infrequent ephemeral guides. a few are explicit, celebrating carnal love as a part of the divine. Others are funny and canopy extra quotidian matters. A ordinary subject is the "divine animal" duality. the gathering comprises poems written from the early fifties up till Kandel's death.
The paradox of Lenore Kandel is that regardless of her prodigious expertise, she was once one of many least learn and significantly favored of contemporary poets. Kandel stumbled on her voice at a time while the Beat period was once giving technique to the countercultural age, and notwithstanding she straddled either eras, it intended that she additionally fell throughout the cracks when it comes to acceptance. Now for the 1st time the complete diversity of her paintings looks in a single volume.
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