City Lights Bookstore: Poet’s Plaza

To continue the idea of the “literary meeting place” a vision for a “Poet’s Plaza” has been put forward by City Lights founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Poet’s Plaza is proposed to be built on the portion of Vallejo Street between the National Shrine of Saint Francis and Cafe Trieste, between Columbus and Grant Streets. The plan includes olive trees, stone benches, chess tables, and one corner of the square will have a permanent poet’s podium. The plaza will reflect the characteristics of well-known Italian piazzas and be a meeting place for poets, the local community and tourists from around the world. Ferlinghetti’s idea is in the fundraising stage, and he has stated that three million dollars is needed.

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Posted on May 12, 2011, in City-Lights-Bookstore-San-Francisco. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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