I had never heard of Kenneth Patchen until today, which is remarkable considering my interest in text/poetry combined with images. I came across this remarkable poet/artist at Austin Kleon ...
Kenneth Patchen was an American poet and novelist. He was a present-day renaissance man in my opinion, incorporating painting, drawing, poetry and jazz music into his works. Patchen's biographer Larry R. Smith wrote that he "developed in his fabulous fables, love poems, and picture poems a deep yet modern mythology that conveys a sense of compassionate wonder amidst the world's violence".
His paintings remind me of the work of the wonderful Ken Kiff, a long-time favourite inspiration of mine.
Check out Wikipedia for more on Kenneth Patchen - remarkable poet and artist, and Ken Kiff, visionary.
(And thank you Austin Kleon for yet more generosity and advice! Steal like an Artist and Show Your Work plus others are on Amazon).
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland