Thursday, October 15, 2009

City Lights

We were thrilled to be stepping across the threshold of City Lights Books.

Call me sentimental but it felt, somehow, like holy ground.
My older brother gave me Allen Ginsberg's Howl and other poems when I was a teenager and my hitherto suburban world started to open up. Later I read William Burroughs, Richard Brautigan and Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems (in the City Lights Pocket Poets series) and the same thing happened each time.

It was fun to check out the staff pics. I've got to put my name in at the library for The Other Side of Paradise a Memoir by Staceyann Chin. Latest City Lights staff recommendations.

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