Kenneth Rexroth — American Poet born on December 22, 1905, died on June 06, 1982

Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. He is regarded as a central figure in the San Francisco Renaissance, and paved the groundwork for the movement. Although he did not consider himself to be a Beat poet, and disliked the association, he was dubbed the "Father of the Beats" by Time Magazine. He was among the first poets in the United States to explore traditional Japanese poetic forms such as haiku... (wikipedia)

Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.
You don't become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
The basic line in any good verse is cadenced... building it around the natural breath structures of speech.
Mary, my little girl, was confirmed in a Buddhist temple. She saw the Life write up on Buddhism, with pictures of the ceremony, and she said she wanted to be confirmed there because she only liked Jesus as a kid. She was a little disappointed in him when he grew up.
Did you know I staged the first performance in America of At the Hawk's Well?