Angkor Wat: poetry and photography by luke kurtis

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 was once a really diversified time: pre-Vietnam warfare, pre-Khmer Rouge, and earlier than the bustling tourism alternate that's now the lifeblood of Siem attain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a different resource of thought for poets and photographers who trip there from everywhere in the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat via 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 e-book was once a unmarried lengthy poem followed through pictures by way 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 travel of Angkor Wat (and past) not like the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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