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Re: now Billy's greed, was If you have already seen this...


Hey, that's pretty cool!

David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics
www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now Billy's greed, was If you have already seen this...


> Is that embarrassing or what? 1957 is about right. Inferno Press, San 
> Francisco.
> 
> Ms. Fatma says we have a copy and we should put it up on e-bay. I say 
> probably not.
> 
> Incidentally, I had an excellent friend in college named Kent Sanders. 
> Wonder if it's the same.
> 
> 
> On Friday, July 2, 2004, at 08:11 PM, Kitty wrote:
> 
> > Wow, Jim, I found a copy of your first works, published in 1957, at Ken
> > Sanders Rare Books for only $800.00!  Someone else had it for $1200 
> > pounds,
> > though I don't know what that translates to in dollars.
> >
> > Did you save a copy or two for yourself?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 6:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] now Billy's greed, was If you have already seen 
> > this...
> >
> >
> >> On Thursday, July 1, 2004, at 10:12 PM, Donna wrote:
> >>
> >>> So what kinda of books did you write Jim...\
> >>>
> >>
> >>> Donna
> >>>
> >> Mostly the kind that would bore the socks off anyone who was not into
> >> the subject. For the National Academy of Sciences I wrote books about
> >> evaluating health care, an analysis of health care received by 
> >> children
> >> in a variety of different settings, an analysis of infant mortality, 
> >> an
> >> analysis of how federal research dollars are allocated among large and
> >> small, pubic and private, universities and corporations; for the
> >> Investor Responsibility Research Center I wrote analyses [two books] 
> >> on
> >> how institutional investors voted on investor-sponsored corporate
> >> governance questions at corporation annual meetings; for the USDA
> >> Forest Service and the USDI Bureau of Reclamation,
> >> pesticide safety manuals... the list goes on and includes a briefly
> >> popular textbook on HMOs.
> >>
> >> That's just the book part. I also wrote three radio shows per week for
> >> four years. Many chapters of text books, and lots of other stuff. The
> >> most fun things I wrote were a series of op-ed page essays about the
> >> blue of wild chicory flowers, the time my favorite cow broke a horn 
> >> and
> >> nearly bled to death, and what it's like to be a midwife when a prized
> >> ewe is having a breech birth.
> >>
> >> Wanta know more? I started writing poems when very young and by the
> >> time I finally got to university, was publishing a lot of them. Masses
> >> & Mainstream [the old commie monthly] called me the best [got that?
> >> BEST! What an enormous overstatement that was!] poet of the Beat
> >> Generation. Wasn't true; didn't work. There were a few persons ahead 
> >> of
> >> me. The first book my poems were published in was titled "Four New
> >> Poets." Besides myself, they were Richard Brautigan [author of "Trout
> >> Fishing in America" and other artistically and commercially successful
> >> works], Martin Hoberman {who disappeared in Mexico before the book was
> >> published], and Carl Larsen, who went on to write syndicated newspaper
> >> columns and essentially silly books, like "Even the Dog Won't Eat My
> >> Meatloaf."
> >>
> >>> And is there anything you haven't done?
> >>
> >> Yeah. I haven't been abducted by a UFO and, you know, probed...
> >>
> >>>
> >>>> About 2 years after I finished the second book, the National Academy
> >>> of
> >>>> Sciences hired me to write a couple of books for them.
> >>>
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> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4
> >> Zone 10a
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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