“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Date of Birth:
December 13, 1911
Date of Death:
January 8, 1972
Kenneth Patchen was an American poet and novelist. Though he denied any direct connection, Patchen's work and ideas regarding the role of artists paralleled those of the Dadaists and Surrealists. Patchen's ambitious body of work also foreshadowed literary art-forms ranging from reading poetry to jazz accompaniment to his late experiments with visual poetry .