DOWNTOWN SF BARGAINS
Was in San Francisco today to lunch (first typed "launch") with the lawyer, which is why I was in the midst of the Financial District. And so whilst there stopped off in Stacey's, a bookstore that of course I don't get to visit that often -- nor is it a bookstore that comes to mind when one thinks of recommended poetry bookstores. So this is to say, I hadn't realized until today that their basement contains one of the better bargain book sections involving poetry titles!
For a buck each, I saw books by Ai, Basil King, John Yau, Wanda Coleman, Gerald Stern, among many others...as well as that absolutely FABULOUS anthology SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR: AFGHAN WOMEN'S POETRY. Also marvelous bargains in history, biography and many other categories -- I left the store with two huge bags of books. Y'all in SF area should check it out.
As for Moi, here are the bargains I got that involve poetry or poets' writings:
A BUCK EACH:
IN PURSUIT OF A VANISHING STAR, novel by Gustaf Sobin
NOTES FROM THE DIVIDED COUNTRY, poems by Suji Kwock Kim
OSTINATO VAMPS, poems by Wanda Coleman
AMERICAN SONNETS, poems by Gerald Stern (hardback)
BLUE SUBURBIA, memoir viz poems by Laurie Lico Albanese
FOR $1.99 EACH
A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT, novel by Cynthia Thayer (hardback)
FOR $2.99 EACH
ROCK HARBOR by Carl Phillips (hardback)
THE LATE GREAT ALLEN GINSBERG: A PHOTO BIOGRAPHY by Christopher Felver
All in excellent condition, Peeps. Hightail it down there and give those poems a home!
And now I'm better stocked for airplane reading for my out of town trip next week!
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