True poetry: rooted in San Francisco streets… this collection has the look of a classic.”
Lyon Street is a love letter to a perpetually reincarnating city that often fails to remember itself. Reading Lyon Street, says novelist David Scott Ewers, is to imbibe “a San Francisco of the Mind.” This art piece’s linked poems, playing as jazz solos over common changes, evocative artwork, street map design, and playfully archival elements conjure a San Francisco in which past and possibility provocatively entwine. Its poems animate a more dangerous, often tragic, yet truly gentle San Francisco lost, reckon with seismic shifts in this forgetful place, and come to embrace the enduring openness of life at Pacific’s edge.
Reading Lyon Street is like drinking shots of a San Francisco of the mind. It’s strong stuff.”
Marc Zegans’ seventh collection of poems is a work of beauty and truth from cover to cover, a Valentine to a City that never grows old…Beats and Punks…Ginsberg would recite it and howl with delight, Kerouac would take it on the road and perform it at jazz clubs from North Beach to Greenwich Village.”
“tonight i turn and remember,” from Lyon Street by Marc Zegans:
Marc Zegans: Lyon Street is Marc Zegans’ seventh collection of poems. His most recent
earlier collections are, The Snow Dead (Cervena Barva Press, 2020), and La
Commedia Sotterranea: Swizzle Felt’s First Folio from the Typewriter Underground (Pelekinesis, 2019). He has recorded two spoken word albums: Night Work and Marker and Parker, crafted and contributed to several immersive theatrical productions including Sirens, Dreams, and a Cat (co-written with D. Lowell Wilder, 2020), and written the text for many short films. He lives by the coast in Northern California.