This is an important book. Until now, the poetry of Philip Whalen could be found only in Little Magazines or in editions so small they quickly sold out. On Bear's Head is a one-volume collection of nearly all his work, more than 20 years of it. One of this century's most brilliant poets is at last accessible to all. Whalen's poetry is not difficult. Great poetry never is. Anybody can understand exactly what is being said, though it may take several readings to appreciate how deeply considered his "meanings" are. The poems are wise, not smart. They aren't grim. He reaches us, mostly, through wit and a cranky insistence upon joy. Most important, he makes poetry of the actual language of the street. (Lew Welch, San Francisco Chronicle, 1969)
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Book Description Harcourt, 1969. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110156687429
Book Description Harcourt. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156687429 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0969668