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  Lew Welch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welch was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved with his mother and sister to California in 1929.
Welch published and performed widely during the 1960s, and taught a poetry workshop as part of the University of California Extension in San Francisco from 1965 to 1970.
Lew Welch: Ring of Bone: Collected Poems 1950-1970 has a preface by the poet and a useful chronology, not to mention 200+ pages of poetry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lew_Welch   (397 words)

 The Beat Page - Lew Welch
Lew Welch was born August 16, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Lewis Barrett Welch Sr.
Welch was the daughter of a wealthy Phoenix surgeon.
Welch was three at the time, and for most of his childhood his mother moved from town to town in California.
www.rooknet.com /beatpage/writers/welch.html   (540 words)

 Lew Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lew Welch was born on 16th August 1926.
Welch was a roomate of Phillip Whalen and Gary Snyders at Reed College.
Welch published eleven volumes of poetry/prose and was a poet in residence at Colorado State University.
www.tijean.freeserve.co.uk /welch.htm   (277 words)

 Lew Welch - bio and inks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But Welch's emotional illnesses and nervous breakdowns crippled his promising literary career, although he did gain recognition after joining Snyder and Whalen in San Francisco.
Lew Welch is the hard-partying Dave Wain in Jack Kerouac's novel 'Big Sur.' Matching Kerouac drink for drink during the joyless events described in this book, he appears destined for the same troubles that faced Kerouac (although even he tells Kerouac to stop drinking by the end of the novel).
Lew Welch appears to have committed suicide while staying at Gary Snyder's house in 1971, although his body was never found.
www.beatmuseum.org /welch/lewwelch.html   (362 words)

 Lew Welch -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lew Welch (1926-1971?) was a poet associated with the (A stroke or blow) Beats.
In 1948, Welch moved to (Click link for more info and facts about Reed College) Reed College, where he roomed with (Click link for more info and facts about Gary Snyder) Gary Snyder and (Click link for more info and facts about Philip Whalen) Philip Whalen.
Welch published and performed widely during the 1960s, and taught a poetry workshop as part of the (Click link for more info and facts about University of California) University of California Extension in San Francisco from 1965 to 1970.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/lew_welch.htm   (422 words)

 LitKicks: Lew Welch
Lew Welch did not share the remarkable Buddhist calmness that his good friends Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen had in common.
At the time Lew Welch was in Chicago, working as a marketing researcher while recovering from a nervous breakdown.
Lew Welch appears to have committed suicide in May 1971 while staying at Gary Snyder's house in Nevada City, California, although his body was never found.
www.litkicks.com /People/LewWelch.html   (461 words)

 Register of Lew Welch Papers - MSS 0013
Although Lewis Barrett Welch's life was marked by uncertainty and a lack of permanent goals, he gained an enduring position in the world of literature through his writings and personal influence.
Welch was born 16 August 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Lewis Barrett Welch Sr.
Lew Welch claimed that he began suffering mental breakdowns while still a baby, about which he once told David Melzer, "I went to the loony bin when I was fourteen months old.
orpheus.ucsd.edu /speccoll/testing/html/mss0013a.html   (2456 words)

 Forest Beatniks
In Phillips' chapter "Nature and Poetry of Lew Welch," he gives some background information about Welch, who was born in Arizona and moved often throughout his childhood, with his one constant being books by folks like Ernest Thompson Seton, a naturalist and an author, and Robert Service, who wrote about the Alaskan wilderness.
As with Kerouac's temporary metamorphoses, Welch also began to flee societal constructs—like his career—lived at a commune, began studying zazen, and grew more biocentric, which is reflected in his poem "Wobbly Rock," of which Phillips gives an illustrative analysis.
Eventually, Welch found a job as a fisherman, and Phillips says, "Welch's writings from his days in San Francisco's salmon fleet indicate that what he most valued in the work was not the paycheck (although the money was good at times), but instead the closeness to natural forces" (the real work).
www.jackmagazine.com /issue2/forest.html   (2017 words)

 Louis and Sunny Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sunny (Phyllis) Welch was born to Hazel and Dr. W.
Lew began work at the bank and became a partner in the Insurance and Real Estate Agency.
Lew worked as treasurer of the Centennial in 1982 and afterward helped to organize the WOOD RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, serving several years as treasurer and director.
www.wrcommunityfoundation.com /welch.htm   (377 words)

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Welch never rose to the same level of fame as that achieved by some of his North Beach contemporaries.
Later, Welch lived with a Marin woman, Magda Cregg, and served as a stepfather to her son, Hugh Cregg, better known as rocker Huey Lewis.
Welch's writings have been issued in several notable books, including his collected verse, ``Ring of Bone,'' and volumes of criticism and letters.
www.angelfire.com /or/rainblessed/lew2.html   (680 words)

 Novi's Symphony Becomes a Funeral Dirge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Welch promptly put Doc Williams in as team mate to Cliff Bergere who was assigned to the other Novi entered in the race.
Welch again entered the two beautiful beasts in the 500 mile chase with Chet Miller and, once again, Cliff Bergere signed as drivers.
Lew Welch hired Duke Nalon to fill the Novi vacated by Miller and 52 year old Ralph Hepburn, Novi tamer from 1946, came out of his one-year retirement to wheel Bergere's old mount.
home.flash.net /~dralstin/stories/Novi2.htm   (762 words)

Lew Welch was born in Phoenix, Arizona, high-schooled in Palo Alto, California, and went to Reed College in Oregon.
At Reed, Welch's roomates were Gary Snyder and Phillip Whalen.
Lew drove Jack back to New York in the jeep Lew called "Willy." Like Jack, Lew also had a breakdown in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's legendary Bixby Canyon cabin at Big Sur.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /welch7.html   (311 words)

 Lew Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Welch mentions Brautigan in some of the letters collected in I Remain: The Letters of Lew Welch and the Correspondence of His Friends (vol.
Volume two includes a letter from Richard Brautigan to Lew Welch and seven postcards and a poem from Lew Welch to Richard Brautigan.
There is also a very moving letter which Welch wrote to Robert Duncan from Ferlinghetti's cabin at Bixby Canyon and although it does not mention Brautigan, I have included it here to give some insight into the type of person Lew Welch was.
www.eoiweb.com /brautigan/bios/WelchBio.htm   (507 words)

 Books of the poet: Lew Welch - book works writings work
Collected by Welch's friend, editor, and literary executor, Donald Allen, the letters offer a personal and very moving account of Welch's private life, as he struggled to find his place as a poet in the 1950s and 60's.
This is by far Lew Welch's most intelligently written book and it was done as a graduation thesis for Reed College in 1950, when he was stil in his early 20's.
Lew Welch is one of the most shadowy figures still lurking in the already shady Beat scene.
www.poemhunter.com /lew-welch/books/poet-11723   (1795 words)

 Reed Magazine: February 1999 > The Song the Poet Sang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lew Welch '50 was chosen as the poet in residence that January, I later learned, because Gary Snyder '51 had been invited but couldn't come and he suggested his friend Phil Whalen '51, and Phil Whalen couldn't come and he suggested his friend Lew Welch '50.
Lew didn't know this at the time, of course, which was just as well.
When we heard that Lew had been chosen to be poet in residence, we asked the Paideia committee if we might invite him over for dinner some night.
web.reed.edu /reed_magazine/feb1999/song   (397 words)

 Welch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herbert Welch, methodist bishop and President of Ohio Wesleyan University
James Welch, English recipient of the Victoria Cross
This archaic spelling of the word has survived in the name of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Welch   (189 words)

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Lew Welch met Gary Snyder and Philip Whelan at Reed College in Oregon.
Lew was in Chicago at the time and therefore missed the event.
Lew was the hard drinking Dave Wain in Kerouac's Big Sur, matching Jack drink for drink, although by the end of the novel he eventually tells Jack they both should stop drinking.
www.kerouac.com /Beatquoteoftheweek/februaryfourth.htm   (431 words)

 The Novi's Song, A Syphony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With the sun shinning again in 1946 Lew Welch christened the V8 the Novi, Leo Goosen put a new front-drive chassis on paper and Frank Kurtis converted the blueprints into a chassis designed for the Novi engine.
When the Speedway opened on the first of May in 1947 and drivers and mechanics picked up their credentials the pit badges were not the bust of some famous person, or a past winner of the 500, or a famous Indiana landmark.
The 1947 pit badges were in the shape of Lew Welch's and Ralph Hepburn's Novi.
home.flash.net /~dralstin/stories/Novi.htm   (917 words)

 Ken Lopez - Bookseller: Catalog 119, W-Z
Welch's first book of nonfiction, a retelling and reimagining of the Custer myth and the Battle of Little Bighorn, from the Indian perspective.
Stekler is a documentary filmmaker and he and Welch collaborated on the script for "The Last Stand," which was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Throughout his life Carpenter continued to be a resource, and at times a mentor, to the writers in the Bay Area, and this gift of a manuscript poem written especially for him is a testament to his importance to Whalen.
www.lopezbooks.com /119/119-12.html   (1733 words)

 Books : Trip Trap (Writing)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Second is the longer and equally as amusing "Dirty (...)" poem - which attempts to show the commonality (and the problems) of human existence through none other than the one thing, as the authors see it, we...
Lew Welch and Jack Kerouac...two of my favorite writers on the road with Albert Saijo (who turns out to be a fine memoirist) right after Kerouac's roaring success with On The Road.
There they are madly yapping away in front seat and back of Lew's jeepster Willy, rushing through the nights and days of innocent (well, really not so) America, and stopping once in a while to record it all in haiku.
www.cellphonegamesdownload.com /0912516674/Trip_Trap_Writing.shtml   (387 words)

 Reed Magazine: February 1999 > The Song the Poet Sang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
That summer, Lew decided to get a fresh start by building his own cabin on land in the Sierra foothills near Snyder's homestead.
(Lew was no student of feminism.) Dan and our friend Steve Nemirow '71, another Reed poet and then an apprentice stone mason, would help with the heavy construction.
The brief article described how the poet Lew Welch had been missing for a week in the Sierra foothills.
web.reed.edu /reed_magazine/feb1999/song/3.html   (275 words)

 New York Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And Lew of course was waiting for this interview–he’d really prepared for it, he’d thought about what he was going to say.
But Lew had planned out in a very methodical way where he wanted to go in this interview, including the mother–that was a kind of cathartic thing, and then he went on to talk about his poetics and so forth.
Lew had such a conscientious relationship to each word that he put into a poem–he had been trained as a linguist at the University of Chicago.
www.nypress.com /print.cfm?content_id=4666   (1723 words)

 I Remain Volume 1
Lew Welch narrates the story of his life in these letters, written to his mother as well as his friends and mentors.
This first volume takes Lew from his Reed College days, through the years of exile in New York and Chicago, to his return to his native California in 1957 and his active participation thereafter in the San Francisco scene.
This volume collects many of Welch's occasional poems together with his "Poems and Remarks," the early essay on his poetry and poetics he wrote for William Carlos Williams, and the draft of an essay on man's sexual nature.
www.citylights.com /pub/catalog/BCiremain1.html   (217 words)

 Alibris: Lew Welch
Here are the haiku Jack Kerouac, Albert Saijo and Lew Welch jotted down on the road from San Francisco to New York in 1959.
Albert recounts their November trip in Lew's Willys Jeepster, making the big city scene, visiting Jack's home in Northport on Long Island, and eventually the long drive back West.
Lew Welch's early take on his great mentor's primary works is testament to his own exceptional authority, as reader and writer alike.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Welch,Lew   (264 words)

 Printed Matter -- Lew Welch -- Page
Poet Lew Welch was last seen on the San Juan Ridge in Nevada County on May 23, 1971.
On Saturday, May 23, "Homage to Lew Welch: A Celebration of his Poetry, Life and Legacy" will honor the man whose work and life continue to touch people of all ages.
Born in Phoenix in 1926, Welch described himself as a "high school track star and pool hustler." While at Reed College in Portland in the early 1950's, he roomed with Snyder and Philip Whalen, destined to become two of the most influential poets of their generation.
www.dcn.davis.ca.us /~gizmo/1998/welch.html   (690 words)

 Lew Welch at the Blue Neon Alley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"For Lew Welch In A Snowfall" :A poem by Gary Snyder
Ceremonies For Vanished Beat Poet Lew Welch disappeared in foothills 26 years ago :The San Francisco Chronicle Friday, August 15, 1997
Lew Welch : @ The Cosmic Baseball Association
www.neonalley.com /welch.html   (160 words)

 beatland AUTHOR : Lew Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lew Welch is a poet, and was closely associated with the
After college, Welch worked in the advertising industry.
Welch met Kerouac in 1959 when both were
www.spress.de /beatland/homes_of/the_beat/margin/welch/info.htm   (147 words)

 Lew Welch-Cosmic Baseball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"Welch was a mad, hard-drinking Irish poet" who was mad enough to go "Southwest" as he put it in his suicide note.
Lew Welch is David Wain in Kerouac's Big Sur novel.
Welch played on the Dharma Beats squad last season.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /welch6.html   (123 words)

 Humbul Record : Register of Lew Welch papers 1943-1971
Lew Welch (1926-1971) was one of the West Coast Beat poets and a friend of Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.
This site contains a brief biography of Welch, a note on the scope of the collection and a detailed inventory of its contents, divided into four sections.
The first contains Welch's correspondence with his mother and with members of the Beat Movement (including Snyder and Whalen) and with Donald Allen.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full3.php?id=8063   (180 words)

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