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By Bob Kaufman,Raymond Foye

"Mr. Kaufman has a real lyric expertise, and his poetry is sensuous, interesting, and charged with vitality." —Publishers Weekly

The historic Rain: Poems 1956-1978 is San Francisco poet Bob Kaufman’s 3rd assortment and his first to be released because the past due Nineteen Sixties. one of many unique Beat poets (the coinage "beatnik" is his), Kaufman’s paintings has continually been primarily improvisational, frequently performed to jazz accompaniment. And he grew to become whatever of a mythical determine on the poetry readings within the early days of the San Francisco renaissance of the Nineteen Fifties. along with his extemporaneous process, akin in lots of how you can Surrealist computerized writing, he has produced a physique of labor starting from a visionary lyricism infused with satirical, virtually Dadaistic parts to a prophetic poetry of political and social protest. Born in New Orleans of combined Black and Jewish parentage, Kaufman used to be certainly one of fourteen little ones. in the course of 20 years within the service provider Marine, he cultivated an extreme style for literature on his lengthy sea voyages. Settling in California, within the ’50s, he grew to become energetic within the burgeoning West Coast literary scene. sadness, medicines, and imprisonment led him to take a ten-year vow of whole silence that lasted until eventually 1973. the current quantity comprises formerly uncollected poems written sooner than his pledge and more recent paintings composed within the years 1973-1978, ahead of the poet once more lapsed into silence. 

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