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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 used to be a truly varied time: pre-Vietnam struggle, pre-Khmer Rouge, and sooner than the bustling tourism alternate that's now the lifeblood of Siem achieve. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a special resource of idea for poets and photographers who go back and forth there from everywhere in 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 was once a unmarried lengthy poem followed by means of pictures via 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 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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