100 poems by this master of the love poem, rebel poet Kenneth Patchen. Larry Smith provides a long biographic story of the lives of Kenneth and Miriam Patchen in "When the Wreath Touches the Heart." This is a revised, re-issue of this classic.
Larry gives an overview of the book:
I grew up in the industrial Ohio River Valley along the green Appalachian hills. I taught 3 years on high school English before returning to grad school at Kent State University and was there with my wife and daughter during the Kent State shootings. I then moved on to teach...
Smith's reading from Long River Home brought the aforementioned magic to life.
Larry Smith is the author of 12 books, a publisher who has put out more than 100 books, a filmmaker who has worked on documentaries about writers James Wright and Kenneth Patchen and a retired English...