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So long, Lawrence.

One of my favorite poets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, died a few days ago, just shy of his 102nd birthday. He was more than a poet to me, though, he was a connection.  He was also a favorite of my late grandmother, Kathleen, and my current friend Mary.  We could talk about him, discuss his words, share …

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A New Significance

In this excerpt from a letter to Scott,  Zelda Fitzgerald describes her mental illness in words that sound very much like Beat Poetry: In Paris, before I realized that I was sick, there was a new significance to everything:  stations and streets and facades of buildings– colors were infinite, part of the air, and not …

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