Lenore Kandel

Lenore Kandel. San Francisco, 2007. Photo: ©2007-11 Isaac Hernández

Lenore Kandel (January 14, 1932, New York City – October 18, 2009, San Francisco, California) was one of the greatest poets of the Twentieth Century. Jack Keroack modelled a character after her in Big Sur (1962). Beatniks chanted her poetry from the rooftops of San Francisco.

Lenore Kandel’s poetry books include An Exquisite NavelA Passing Dragon, and A Passing Dragon Seen Again (1959), The Love Book (1966), and Word Alchemy (1967).

This website pays tribute to her life, her work and the difference that she made with her presence and her words.