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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 concerning the temple advanced. It used to be a really diversified time: pre-Vietnam battle, pre-Khmer Rouge, and sooner than the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem gain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a special resource of idea for poets and photographers who shuttle 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 to boot a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat booklet used to be a unmarried lengthy poem followed by way of photos by means of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's e-book is a collection of poems paired along 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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