#KeeperoftheDay for #WorldPoetryDay – City Lights Books Pocket Poets Series, launched by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1955.
Number 4 in the series was Allen Ginsberg’s Howl & Other Poems, which landed Ferlinghetti in a heap of trouble. He was arrested, charged with disseminating obscene literature. The subsequent well-publicized trial and acquittal of Ferlinghetti “established City Lights as a major alternative press for the most innovative American and international poetry.”
We are lucky to have City Lights just up the street from our production offices. The bookstore is a never-ending source of inspiration for our work. (See here and here for just two examples).