Angkor Wat: poetry and photography by luke kurtis

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 diverse time: pre-Vietnam struggle, pre-Khmer Rouge, and prior to the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem achieve. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a distinct resource of concept for poets and photographers who shuttle there from all around the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat by means of 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 ebook used to be a unmarried lengthy poem observed through photos through Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's booklet is a collection 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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