Biography: The American poet and novelist was the author of such works as "23rd Street Runs Into Heaven"and "Before the Brave". "The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen" was published in 1968.
Known for reading his poetry to jazz music he was an influential Figure on Beat figures such as Allen Ginsberg and musicians such as Jim Morrison.
- 1934-06-28 Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania
- 1942-05-31 Avant-garde radio play "The City Wears A Slouch Hat" with music by John Cage and script by Kenneth Patchen broadcast in Chicago