Tau by Philip Lamantia & Journey to the end by John Hoffman ; edited by Garrett
Caples . p . cm . — ( Pocket poets series ) ISBN 978 - 0 - 87286 - 485 - 6 I .
Caples , Garrett T . II . Hoffman , John , 1928 – 1952 . Journey to the end . III . Title
Author: Philip Lamantia
Publisher: City Lights Foundation
Acclaimed at age fifteen by Andre Breton as "a voice that rises once in a thousand years," Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) was America's greatest surrealist poet for over sixty years, as well as an influence on the Beat Generation. Tau is his lost second book, suppressed by the poet in 1955 due to his evolving spiritual beliefs. That same year, at the famous Six Gallery reading where Allen Ginsberg debuted "Howl," Lamantia read the poems of his close friend John Hoffman (1928-1952), who died in Mexico of unknown causes. Journey to the End, prepared by Lamantia himself, collects all of Hoffman's surviving works. These important Beat-era manuscripts are available here for the first time.