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This is a gathering of poets and writers and artists living in or around the mesa in Bolinas, California. Not so much a school of poets as a meeting of those who happen to be at this geographical location at this point in wobbly time, several…

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The best-known work by the eccentric anthropologist Jaime deAngulo, Indians in Overalls is a fascinating account of his first linguistic field trip - in 1921 - to the Achumawi tribe of northeastern California. The Pit River people had lived in the…

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Michael McClure was among the poets most closely associated with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights. In his introduction to the poem, he states that it "was done in a period of ten days... it is criticizable in the same way as hair or toes." Jack…

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Chimeras is a twelve-sonnet sequence in which the poet identifies himself with mythological and religious figures; it was written in the aftermath of mental illness that made him forget his own identity. 

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Six Poets includes photographs, biographies, bibliographies, and articles about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, David Meltzer, Michael McClure,and Brother Antoninus/William Everson.

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Livre des livres is a production of the Scripps College Press. The students describe it as “our twist on the livre de peintre is to issue our book in what we think of as its final form. We wanted to make a hand-painted book with original prints…

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Literary San Francisco surveys, in photographs and incisive commentary, the literary greats and eccentric dreamers who lived in or left their mark on the city. Here is the full sweep of its literary history, from the California Indian oral tradition…

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Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s two poems in this small book use two individual deaths to address political tensions in the United States. In “Freedom to Kill,” about Kennedy’s assassination, he warns, “You shoot yourself, America. In “Flowers and…

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In the autumn of 1988, twelve streets in San Francisco were renamed to honor writers, an action spurred by an idea by Ferlinghetti. This book commemorates the changes. In 1994 it was his turn to be honored by the renaming of Via Ferlinghetti.

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The Poet’s Eye includes tributes and poems by Richard Ogar, Jack Foley, Tom Clark, Ariel, Michael McClure, S.A. Griffin, Hettie Jones, David Meltzer, Nancy Peters, Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan, Richard Brautigan, Joanne Kyger, Ron Loewinsohn, Andrew…
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