Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
Released! 07/26/2015
Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
by David Schneider
Hardcover

Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and ’60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts, but his powerful, startling, innovative work would come to impact American poetry to the present day.

Drawing on Whalen’s journals a... read more