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W.S. Merwin, US Poet Laureate

Well over 200 people came to West Marin from far and wide on a recent Sunday to hear United States Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin give…

Grateful for the Dead

The Grateful Dead? Those guys and their fanatic, tie-died, permanently stoned followers? The band that made interminable music which a noted poet and writer I…

The Holiday Spirit?

(Caution: There may be some blasphemy in the following message, although it is certainly unintended.) This past cold Christmas morning I took a traditional dogwalk…

The Summer of Smoke?

“The Summer of Love, protests to be civil and a rainbow of counterculture. Whether you started here or put flowers in your hair, grabbed a…

Henry Miller: Big Sur’s Best Ambassador

Re-reading the favorite books of one’s youth can be dangerous, or at least disappointing. They rarely measure up to the image and influence they had upon first encounter. That has too often been my sad experience, at least. But Henry Miller has been a happy exception.

Hiding Out With Joanne Kyger, Poet Of West Marin

“…the thousand-year sigh in Joanne Kyger’s genius!” — Ed Sanders, “Ode to the Beat Generation”, 2008 Specially For your eyes If you make it this…

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