Song of Ramapough by Kenneth Lumpkin
A poetic celebration of land and life. This collection of poems, centered around a particular place, the Ramapo Mountains of New York and New Jersey, is inspired, in part, by the local geology, biology and human history. With such precedents as Charles Olson’s “Maximus Poems” and William Carlos Williams’ “Paterson”, the poet seeks a deeper connection with the greater Earth processes for both himself and the reader.
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About the Author
Kenneth Lumpkin was born in 1951 in Kew Gardens, NY and grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. He graduated Ramapo College with a BA in Environmental Studies in 1981 and Montclair State University with an MA in Anthropology in 1985. He worked various jobs along the way, including positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He has two children who reside in the United States. He became a Canadian Citizen in 2014 and currently teaches anthropology and lives with his wife, Kim in London, Ontario.
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