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The City Lights Pocket Poets Series

8 Dec

I didn’t start reading books for enjoyment until 2001 (as sad as that is).  I didn’t start reading poetry (outside of class) until 2002.  I didn’t start collecting books until the spring of 2004.  I didn’t start collecting the City Lights Pocket Poets series until early 2005.  Late bloomer.

There have been 60 volumes released in the City Lights Pocket Poets series from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s (poet and co-founder of the City Lights Press) 1955 Pictures of the Gone World to David Meltzer’s When I Was a Poet earlier this year.

Above: the City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology released in 2008, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with excerpts of poetry released in the series.

I was introduced to the Pocket Poets series with Continue reading