Bed of Sphinxes
Bed of Sphinxes
Selected Poems

Allen Ginsberg wrote that Philip Lamantia was one of his poetic teachers, an American soothsayer on the level of Edgar Allen Poe, and I don't know how much more encouragement you'd need to check out this stunning collection. "The Owl" ("the dark steps I climb are lit up / by his Eye magnetic to the moon") is brilliant and evocative, and fairly typical of the level of writing to be found here. Visionary, lyrical, and hypnotic.

Title Bed of Sphinxes
Subtitle Selected Poems
Author Philip Lamantia
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 141 p.
ISBN-10 0872863204
ISBN-13 9780872863200
Publication Date 1997
Main content page count 141
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95

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