Mat Laporte's posts

International influences: California, an epic

This poem was written during an eight day trip my girlfriend Brenda and I took to Big Sur and San Francisco, in June of this year. To call this a poem may be a stretch (it’s not really an epic either!). It’s made up of discrete journal-like entries. This method owes a lot to the example of two of my favorite poets who both spent the majority of their lives in San Francisco and surrounding areas: Joanne Kyger and Philip Whalen.