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By luke kurtis

In 1963, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Cambodia and visited the traditional Khmer temples. He wrote "Angkor Wat," an eponymous poem in regards to the temple complicated. It was once a truly assorted time: pre-Vietnam conflict, pre-Khmer Rouge, and earlier than the bustling tourism alternate that's now the lifeblood of Siem gain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a special resource of proposal for poets and photographers who shuttle there from all around the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat through luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content besides a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat e-book used to be a unmarried lengthy poem observed through images by means of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's booklet is a collection of poems paired along with his unique images. Chronicling the poet's personal travels the place he explored legendary tales and skilled mystical visions, kurtis's poems take you on a journey of Angkor Wat (and past) in contrast to the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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