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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 advanced. It used to be a truly diverse time: pre-Vietnam conflict, pre-Khmer Rouge, and ahead of the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem acquire. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a different resource of suggestion for poets and photographers who go back and forth there from everywhere in the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat by way of luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content in addition 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 followed via pictures by means of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's e-book is a set of poems paired together 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 travel of Angkor Wat (and past) not like the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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