During the '70s, when the Cold War was still on, we invited Voznesensky and Yevtushenko to come here. We had very large readings for them. It was a way of kind of culturally thawing the Cold War.
"And the beat goes on", San Francisco Chronicle, 2003-06-09.
The tempest unleashes an alphabetletters fall through the apertures of crazy anglesto spell out the futureuprooting the course of inventionand enslaving the mastersNancy Peters
I'm looking for the binding energy of a looka crop of reflections to be reapedin a winter of thornwhen icebergs of illusion will meltto be served at high teaand the spaces between the poles pinned downNancy Peters
The stars are dreamingbut they are laughingI see myself in the smile of a polar bearwhile turning the pages of an arctic skyreading the delirious lines thatforetell the sovereignty of languageand the rule of invisible birdsNancy Peters
Lawrence is usually the first poet kids read in schools that they really like. It's a real turn-on for them.Nancy Peters
We have one called Commodity Aesthetics, which is our section on popular culture.Nancy Peters
The most important of the beat poets. He was a really true poet with an original voice, probably the most lyrical of those poets.Nancy Peters
The old San Francisco is under attack to the point where it's disappearingNancy Peters
Maybe a thousand dollarsNancy Peters
The mood of the '50s is like today.Nancy Peters
It's kind of a world neighborhood bookstore. They ?y in from Prague or Tokyo — we had a whole busload of South Africans saying, "They've got my books in here." ... The president of the Czech Republic [Václav Havel] came by to pay us a state visit, turned to the shelf, and his book was there: "Look, they've got my book."Nancy Peters
We're still in a state of shock ... We have our "Dump Bush and Cheney" sign in the window, which Lawrence [Ferlinghetti] painted himself. We're looking forward to impeachment or perhaps, indictments for war crimes.Nancy Peters
He found in the narcotic night world a kind of modern counterpart to the gothic castle — a zone of peril to be symbolically or existentially crossed.Nancy Peters
She is one of the best literary editors in the country and is why City Lights Books has grown and done well.Nancy Peters