Blaise Cendrars: A Poet for the Twenty-First Century

Check out this piece on one of Henry’s biggest influences (and contemporaries), the criminally underrated Blaise Cendrars.

Cendras “was never identified with any literary movement and was, himself, completely indifferent to the characterizations and classifications of the poetic idioms of his time.

“He moved forward, all alone, toward unknown waters of poetical creation, composing complex but superlative work, which American writer Henry Miller defined as “a splendiferous hulk of a poem dedicated to the archipelago of insomnia…”

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