He grew up in Southern California and New York City and attended college in the Midwest before moving to Oregon, where he has lived since He is an essayist, author, and short-story writer, and has traveled extensively in remote and populated parts of the world. His most recent books are Home Ground: Language for an American Landscapea reader's dictionary of regional landscape terms, which he edited with Debra Gwartney, and Outsidea collection of six stories with engravings by Barry Moser.
The skull sea-washed sprouts anemones where the black mould eats into the bone. I saw it down the bottoms among the tails fin scales of rise and Denise levertov essay of endless days at sea from Hart Crane Interestingly, Lowenfels stayed in Paris when many other expatriates went back to America as the Stock Market crash wiped out family fortunes and their allowances dried up.
He had been making a living as a real-estate agent, renting property to wealthy Americans and Frenchmen, and managed to carry on doing this even in the new economic climate.
The narrator goes to visit Cronstadt and finds him and his family living In a state of bohemian confusion. Cronstadt talks non-stop, interrupts his discourse to deal with a phone call from someone wanting to rent an apartment, and then carries on talking and drinking.
At one point he says: The moment you write a thing the poem ceases. The poem is the present which you can't define. Anything is a poem if it has time in it. You don't have to take a terry-boat or go to China to write a poem.
The finest poem I ever lived was a kitchen sink. Miller's account show us the bohemian side of Lowenfels, but by the earlys he was becoming more aware of the rise of fascism and other social and political problems.
In a memoir published in the s he recalled attending meetings in Paris where banners saying "Free the Scottsboro Boys," and "Free Ernst Thaelmann: Unite Against War and Fascism," were displayed. The Scottsboro Boys were a group of young blacks convicted in Alabama for allegedly raping a white girt, and Thaelmann was the leader of the German Communist Party and was imprisoned when Hitler came to power.
Lowenfels also started to read Marx and his friendship with Miller and Fraenkel began to weaken. He wrote to them to say: We go to pieces inwardly and, as we sing, toss up brittle pieces of ourselves.
And what is it that we have reflected? Nothing more than that Mellon owns all the aluminium in the world and it's killing us. But he was by then committed to communist ideas, and a small collection, Steel,published in pointed to the way in which these ideas were shaping his poetry: I don't went to know the name of this town.
I don't want to know the reasons why it spells two more are dead. But still I know. From the earth In Alcoa from the corpses gas guns from the pictures Mellon buys and gives away from the dividends that mix with the dead the aluminium smells bad. The coffee pot spells death.
In an interview published in a newspaper around this time he was quoted as saying of France: All the young men with intelligence enough to be creative are interested in social matters.
His wife became a schoolteacher, a job she would lose when Lowenfels was arrested in the s. It would seem that working full-time for the Party led to Lowenfels abandoning poetry, perhaps because he thought that silence was better than turning out officially-approved verse.
Or he may have just thought that he needed to give all his time to Party work. Whatever the reason he certainly gave up poetry, especially of an avant-garde kind, for fourteen or fifteen years.
Instead, he produced prose which was suitable for Party papers, as in this excerpt from a report published in the Daily Worker in He published pamphlets In andone of them, American Voices, being an intriguing mixture in which, in the words of Louis Aragon, "the lines of the author alternate with a sort of prose counterpoint made up of letters from readers printed in newspapers all over America.
The following lines, from a poem called "Letter to Steve Nelson," a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and a leading member of the Party are fairly typical: Let's talk as we used to, Steve not as in each other's prison, am I on bail?When T.
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