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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 was once a speaker at San Francisco’s Human Be-In. yet Lenore Kandel used to be 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 artwork, from the “holy erotica” of her early years to later, extra contemplative works. some of the poems have by no means been released, others merely 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 matter is the “divine animal” duality. the gathering contains 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 favored of recent poets. Kandel discovered her voice at a time whilst the Beat period was once giving option to the countercultural age, and even though she straddled either eras, it intended that she additionally fell during the cracks by way of popularity. Now for the 1st time the whole variety of her paintings appears to be like in a single volume.

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