Louis Simpson Poems

Louis Simpson was a poet and editor, born in St. Louis, MO. He taught at Columbia University as well as at other important institutions. His early work was similar to that of the Confessional poets. His early books are The Arrivistes and A Dream of Governors. They delve into his experiences in World War II.

Lines Written Near San Francisco

by Louis Simpson

‘Lines Written Near San Francisco’ is a poem about the poet’s realization about the city of San Francisco. This poem reveals the themes of loss of innocence and simplicity.

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