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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Message from Silva on reading Whalen

Got this email from David Silva today and thought it would be good to share. - dc

I'm recommending you read Sourdough Lookout by Philip Whalen today. Wonderful poem. His best, possibly? Certainly his most famous.
 

I then continued reading backwards in On Bears Head, got as far a Souffle.
 

Speaking of trying to find your PW books. Upon my return from Japan, I read Scenes From Life At the Capital in its totality. Then wanted to read Schneider's PW bio,  Crowded by Beauty, on the parts when PW was in Kyoto. Weirdest thing, I could not find either book, even tho I'd just read Scenes, and Crowded By Beauty is way too large a book to lose. Maybe I should spend my time sheltering in place organizing my library.