I used poetry as a lover but I never made her my old lady.

New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.

was the newspaper of Brautigan's high school in Eugene, Oregon.

As an introduction, Smith wrote:

When it comes to poetry or other types of literature, we leave to others the appraisal of what's good.

Allegedly, Brautigan met his biological father, Bernard Brautigan, only twice.

It reads a hundred epitaphsAnd then smiles at a nest ofBaby owls.

1954


Dewdust
Covering flower shadows

The dawn
And its prolific promises

The sea
Dancing to the music
Of the moon.

Bernard contended, upon learning of Brautigan's death, that he never knew he had a son.

Revisit the classic novels you read (or didn't read) in school with reviews, analysis, and study guides of the most acclaimed and beloved books from around the world.

October 11, 1953: 10.Magazine of .


November 29, 1953: 11.Magazine of .



Featured four poems by Brautigan: "The American Submarine," "A Postcard from the Bridge," "That Girl," and "The Sink." The poem "The Sink" is the second stanza of "The World Will Never End" first published in 1957 (see above).

Los Angeles, CA: National High School Poetry Association.


Included five poems by Brautigan: "The American Submarine," "A Postcard from the Bridge," "That Girl," "The Whorehouse at the Top of Mount Rainer," and "Swandragons."

A girl
with French teeth
and dandelions
in her hair
stops
a black sportscar
beside me
on the street
and says,
Get in.
Where are
we going?
I ask.
To my place,
she answers.
We drive
through the tunnel
and go
all the way out
to 1,000,000th
Broadway.

Credit: "Richard Brautigan—Eugene, H[igh].



(4) 30 May 1959.
8.5" x 11" mimeographed sheets with illustrated front cover.
A San Francisco magazine founded by poets Bob Kaufman, John Kelly, and William J.

February 7, 1954: 21.Magazine of .



Her apartment
is nice.
There are
original Klees
and Picassos
hanging
on the walls.
She has
a thousand books
and a Hi-Fi set.
I would
make love
to you,
she says,
but I have
cement
in my vagina.
We drink
coffee
from little cups
and she reads
Apollinaire
to me
in French.
She is
very beautiful
but the dandelions
are starting
to wilt
in her hair.

August 14, 1955: 23.Magazine of .

."
—Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
was an American submarine,

sailing beneath a herd of buffaloes,
he torpedoed a maelstrom,

it sank slowly
into a drop of our past,

and the buffaloes did not hear a sound,
they continued grazing peacefully

in Nebraska.

October 2, 1955: 14.Magazine of .



"original Klees and Picassos": Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss painter, and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish painter.
"Apollinaire": Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), French poet, an early surrealist.