<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d3970643\x26blogName\x3ddumbfoundry\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dTAN\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://dumbfoundry.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://dumbfoundry.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-7524623065358856566', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

dumbfoundry

Poetry news, poetry blogs, poetry magazines, poetry journals, poetry sites, poetry links, etc.

Old Harvard Sq. Faces Brand-Name Onslaught [US]:
Maybe it was the last greasy burger served at the Tasty Diner, or the final copy of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" sold at Wordsworth books, or the last Hohner harmonica discovered amid the dusty bins of sheet music at Briggs and Briggs. [...]

"I do think Harvard Square, unless something drastic is done, is dying," said Louisa Solano, owner of the storied Grolier Poetry Book Store, a one-room shop stuffed floor to ceiling with poetry. [...]

Solano fell in love in Harvard Square - in particular, the Grolier - as a high school student some 50 years ago, and has owned the bookstore since 1974.

The store, frequented over the years by T.S. Eliot, e.e. cummings, Marianne Moore and Allen Ginsberg, is still a mecca for poetry lovers. But it is struggling to survive, a victim of what Solano described as a steady erosion of intellectual fervor in the square. [...]
« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »