McClure, Lamantia, Wieners, Meltzer
North Beach Poets: Michael McClure, Philip Lamantia, John Wieners, David Meltzer, photographed on Varennes Street in North Beach, 1958. Photograph by Gui de Angulo, daughter of Jaime de Angulo.
Scan from “Literary San Francisco” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Nancy J. Peters (City Lights Books and Harper & Row, 1980).
Lamantia’s Tau & Hoffman’s Journey to the End –”The Room is
“The Room is My Cosmos” Philip Lamantia from manuscript for “Tau”; also printed in “Touch of the Marvelous” Brian Lucas reading A preview before the May 25 City Lights event! Moe’s Books celebrates therelease of Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman. This latest installment of the Pocket Poets Series presents two long-lost books from the classic Beat period. Tau is Philip Lamantia’s mystical second collection of poems, slated for publication in 1955 but suppressed by the poet due to his evolving religious beliefs. Journey to the End makes available for the first time all of John Hoffman’s surviving poems, an event for scholars and fans of Beat literature. Presented together in a single volume, Tau and Journey to the End are two of the most significant recent additions to the Beat canon. Reading by poet Brian Lucas, reading from Philip Lamantia’s early Erotic Poems, and poet and editor Garrett Caples, reading from Journey to the End and Tau. Moe’s own Owen Hill hosts, April 22, 2008. www.moesbooks.com Owen Hill http Brian Lucas notabove-notbelow.blogspot.com Garrett Caples http UPCOMING: May 25 @ City Lights Bookstore, SF Sunday, May 25, 5 pm San Francisco, CA: City Lights Bookstore A celebration for the release of Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman Pocket Poet Series No. 59, published by City Lights Books hosted by editor and local poet Garrett Caples (with guests to be announced) “You will probably be our greatest living …