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City of Poets: Four Poetry Titles from L.A. to San Francisco

By Mike Sonksen | 
April 18, 2014



The last two weeks of this column featured a litany of venues for live poetry, the next two weeks will showcase a selection of poetry books. This week L.A. Letters spotlights four recent poetry books with connections to San Francisco, the Beat Generation, and Surrealism. Next week even more titles will be discussed.
It is no secret that San Francisco has a storied literary history. The knowledge of this legacy usually focuses on the Beats and San Francisco Renaissance; however there is a parallel literary history equally rich but much less known. Dating back to the Vietnam-era, up until our present time, a cadre of Chicano, Central American and Native poets have published and produced a catalogue of poetry books and organized hundreds of important readings.
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City of Poets: Four Poetry Titles from L.A. to San Francisco


drrestless:

Portrait (245): Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, 1927 – 2014

drrestless:

Portrait (245): Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, 1927 – 2014


underthenet:

It’s actually a Welsh word.  And there is no direct English translation, although the University of Lampeter defines it as homesickness tinged with “grief or sadness over the lost or departed.”    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiraeth

underthenet:

It’s actually a Welsh word.  And there is no direct English translation, although the University of Lampeter defines it as homesickness tinged with “grief or sadness over the lost or departed.”    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiraeth


iart-emotionalorphan:

She was an open book. A library book to be returned on time, or there would be a fine… ©emotionalorphan

iart-emotionalorphan:

She was an open book. A library book to be returned on time, or there would be a fine… ©emotionalorphan


iart-emotionalorphan:

Triple Exposed Exit
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iart-emotionalorphan:

Triple Exposed Exit

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iart-emotionalorphan:

Thoughts-On-Vargas

iart-emotionalorphan:

Thoughts-On-Vargas


iart-emotionalorphan:

Through-The-Glass I and II

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iart-emotionalorphan:

DayGlo-AMTRAK
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iart-emotionalorphan:

DayGlo-AMTRAK

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iart-emotionalorphan:

From-The-Tunnel-Into-The-Light
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iart-emotionalorphan:

From-The-Tunnel-Into-The-Light

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lapetitecole:

Nicos Kessanlis (Greek, 1930-2004), Shadows. Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 230 cm.

lapetitecole:

Nicos Kessanlis (Greek, 1930-2004), Shadows. Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 230 cm.