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SF Weekly Reviews The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia June 14, 2013: In this latest installment of SF Weekly's Read Local column, Alexis Coe reviews The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia, forthcoming from UC Press. Check it out! In the introduction to The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia, Lawrence Ferlinghetti remembers Lamantia's voice as "the most distinctive poetic sound I had ever heard." Much of his [...] by

This Just In: College Hijinks Started Feud Between Ginsberg and Diana Trillings June 13, 2013: The Daily Beast reports that the Henry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, has discovered the origins of a long-standing feud between Allen Ginsberg and Diana Trilling. The source? A letter from Diana Trilling to Peter Orlovsky, Ginsberg's long-term partner, from the center's newly acquired Peter Orlovsky Archive. According to [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed at Interview January 10, 2013: Pardon the redundancy, but make your way over to Interview to read this great interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Christopher Bollen leads the conversation and introduces the piece by comparing Ferlinghetti to that other great American revolutionary George Washington: Our heroes tend not to own stores. But there is an exception—poet [...] by

The Longest Walk: “Memwars” of No One in Particular May 1, 2011: Katrina made landfall August 29, 2005, Rita followed on September 23rd. Roughly 9 months later, I’m boogying down the road to a devastated New Orleans in a tore-down little econo car in the passenger’s seat next to Mr. Congdon. Tim doesn’t look the way I imagined. His sandy hair is unusually thin, his ruddy complexion rather flushed, his [...] by

A (Complete!) Surprise for the Bagpipe Player February 24, 2011: Booktryst reports that a complete set of Kenneth Patchen's 1955 broadsides, A Surprise for the Bagpipe Player, has appeared on the market. Only three copies have surfaced at auction in the last 35 years, one of which was incomplete. Silkscreened from Patchen's original painted manuscript on handmade Japanese paper by fine printer Frank Bacher, [...] by

The animals, the animals, let’s read poetry to the animals… February 15, 2011: The title of this video says it all: Michael McClure reads poetry to lions in this 1966 edition of Richard O. Moore's USA Poetry Series. He describes the act of reading poetry to animals as an experiment, and he definitely succeeds in getting a response from his audience: check out the McClure vs. lion growling match at about 3:18. Also check [...] by