ANOTHER POETRY PARADOX: PRICELESS BUT CHEAP
Today, bought the hardback COLLECTED POEMS 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg (HarperCollins, New York, 2006). Retail price is $39.95. Bought it for $7.99. 'Twas remaindered at a Borders bookstore in San Francisco through which I was passing while awaiting an appointment.
And among recent freebies I picked up at the local library was for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange (Scribner, New York, 1975-1977). "Freebie" here means a book donation that the library didn't want to keep or hold onto for their intermittent fundraising book sales.
So much for all that.