Kept In The Pocket Of My Poems

Paul Landry

ISBN: 0-929730-46-1 | Copyright 1993

A selection of poems by the late elegant poet of North Beach, opening new surprises with every page.

Paul made chapbooks on a little press, hand building the blocks of type as if he were coming full circle to childhood. Every Thanksgiving he cooked a feast for all the poets, some of whom besieged his apartment like starving saint-zombies crawling up through manholes. One time he and I, members of an artists group, were preparing a huge feed for homeless people in Washington Square Park, when Paul got word that Jack Hirschman was planning to incite the gathered crowd to riot for justice.