New Subtitle for my still homeless memoir: Nine Lives: My Risky Road from Rebellious Fifties Female to Feminist Scholar. Passager, a journal which, after asking for some edits, accepted my memoir essay “Cats Go for Your Throat,” a month later rescinded the acceptance. Is this normal professional behavior? Once accepted, can journals change their minds?
Ferlinghetti’s recent death prompted me to remember an incident years ago when I was living in San Francisco’s North Beach. I had been driving with my friend Malcolm Braly down Columbus Avenue when suddenly we were pulled over by the police, searched, arms outstretched on either side of the car, and then Malcolm was arrested–for… Continue reading A memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti