Last year I finally got to visit City Lights, the famous San Francisco bookstore owned and operated by the great poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I couldn't have been happier walking in what I deem to be hallowed aisles where books are stashed and stored and where an entire room is dedicated to poetry.
Lapham's Quarterly has published a new poem by Ferlinghetti on the occasion of his 91st birthday. The poem is dedicated to Pablo Neruda and is titled At Sea.
How wonderful to still be writing such beautiful, provocative verse --