Spent a wonderfully nourishing afternoon in San Francisco with the generous & inimitable Matthew Siegel (see entry of 11/16/09) talking relationships, Judaism, poetry and poetry. Matt took me to Green Apple Books which is (dare I say it?) one of the best bookstores I've ever been to. We could have probably explored the place for hours - spent 40 minutes alone in the used poetry section. Invested in the following:
HIV, Mon Amour - Tory Dent
The Throne of the Third Heaven... - Denis Johnson
The Cinnamon Peeler - Michael Ondaatje
The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke
Selected Poems - Robert Duncan
The Book of Nightmares - Galway Kinnell
The Promises of Glass - Michael Palmer
Mosquito - Alex Lemon
(also expecting, via Amazon)
Overlord - Jorie Graham
Dark Things - Novica Tadic
Total spent, including Amazon purchases : approximately $70. Well spent.
Take that, Loneliness! I now feel ready for winter.