3-4 Sep 2012, San Francisco Beat poets

dscn0551aTour 1, North Beach: City lights Bookstore (Morgan, pp.1-13); 261 Columbus Av., bookstore founded in 1953; The Artigues building, mezzanine, triangular storefront, basement, main room, barber shop, poetry room

Tour 2, North Beach: Telegraph Hill to Chinatown via Montgomery Street (Morgan, pp.14-41); Coit Tower, poets’ apartments, Garibaldi Hall, Little Fox Theatre etc.

Tour 3, North Beach: Grant Avenue to Fisherman’s Wharf (Morgan, pp.42-73); Caffé Trieste, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Stewart brand’s apartment, Co-existence Bagle Shop, Gary Snider’s apartment, The Cellar, Bob Kaufman Alley, San Francisco Art Institute, Longshoremen’s Hall, Aquatic park.

Lit.: Bill Morgan (2003): The Beat generation in San Francisco. A literary tour. Introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA.