Wieners, John

Supplication: Selected Poems


Dimensions: 216 x 135mm
ISBN: 978-1-910392-23-2
Pages: 140
Format: Paperback

Supplication: Selected Poems

This book gathers work by one of the most significant poets of the Black Mountain and Beat generation. It includes poems that have previously never been published, the full text of the 1958 edition of his influential The Hotel Wentley Poems, plus poems from rare sources, facsimiles, notes, and collages by Wieners.



O poetry, visit this house often,
imbue my life with success,
leave me not alone,
give me a wife and home.

Take this curse off
of early death and drugs,
make me a friend among peers,
lend me love, and timeliness.

Return me to the men who teach
and above all, cure the
hurts of wanting the impossible through this suspended vacuum.

Supplication: Selected Poems