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By Lenore Kandel,Diane di Prima

Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. A pupil 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 a super 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 in basic terms in infrequent ephemeral courses. a few are explicit, celebrating carnal love as a part of the divine. Others are funny and canopy extra quotidian topics. A ordinary subject is the “divine animal” duality. the gathering comprises poems written from the early fifties up until eventually Kandel’s death.

The paradox of Lenore Kandel is that regardless of her prodigious expertise, she was once one of many least learn and severely liked of recent poets. Kandel chanced on her voice at a time while the Beat period used to be giving technique to the countercultural age, and even though she straddled either eras, it intended that she additionally fell during the cracks by way of acceptance. Now for the 1st time the complete variety of her paintings seems to be in a single volume.

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