The Pocket Poets Series turns 60 May 8, 2015 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

2015 marks the 60th anniversary of City Lights Publishers and the beginning of the seminal Pocket Poets Series.  It began with a 500 copy letterpress printed edition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Pictures of a Gone World, his first book,  in 1955. In 2011 they published the 60th title in the series, David Meltzer‘s When I Was a Poet.  But it was the 4th book in series that single-handedly changed the course of American poetry and put City Lights…

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