Amidst the recent (and ongoing) controversy surrounding the publication of Nabokov’s last, unfinished manuscript, The Original of Laura, Boston Review brings us this interesting piece on poet Jack Spicer.
First, a little biographical detail:
Toward the end of his short life, Jack Spicer began to relax some of his purist principles about the publication and circulation of his poetry. In 1964, impoverished and unable to hold down a job, he consented to allow Lawrence Ferlinghetti to sell his books at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, officially ending his long-standing boycott of a local institution he dismissed as . . . continue reading, and add your comments