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13/12/1911 American poet and novelist Kenneth Patchen is born

Kenneth Patchen was an American poet and novelist. Patchen was born in Niles, Ohio. He experimented with different forms of writing and incorporated painting, drawing, and jazz music into his works, which have been compared with those of William Blake and Walt Whitman.


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