5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 1998
This collection of poems from Ferlinghetti opens the mind due to it's variation of poems from over the years. His style has remained the same yet we see a different side of Ferlinghetti with each era of poems. This was very enjoyable and I recommend it highly.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2007
The new poems that begin this collection are wonderful; the voice is strong and sure with rich, fresh images and allusions that explode in all kinds of directions. the poems give me a chance to say, "Oh, I get that." or most of it.
I haven't gotten to the selected poems from all of his books, but I know it will be fun to read poems I haven't read in years.
This volume should be a must read for young rebels and writers; should be right up there on the shelf with On The Road and Howl
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2013
Think of ...MY RIVERS:... as an album in which Ferlinghetti's poems are photographs of his observations, experiences, and thinking throughout his life. Insightful and creative, bringing varied elements together to form "new ideas" and "new things".