Russell Thorburn

In Some Ways, What I Really Did Was Mind the Store: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 2012 at Caffe Trieste by Christopher Michel, photo by Cmichel67, CC BY-SA 4.0)
In some ways, what I really did was mind the store: Lawrence Ferlinghetti in flight over Iron Mountain, Michigan, and feet on the ground on his death day.   When Ferlinghetti’s reading ended, we searched for the doors at the university center, following the maestro in his death-defying leap into the snow. It was a parade to the parking lot, the wind ... Read the full article
Russell Thorburn

Russell Thorburn is the author of four books of poems. Somewhere We’ll Leave the World, published by Wayne State University Press in 2017, draws on the poet’s own experiences while imagining fictional characters and personal heroes. He has received numerous grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.