The tale of a living legend
Burgin Mathews recently traveled to San Francisco with a group of friends to a wedding. While there, the Spain Park High School English teacher visited the renowned City Lights Bookstore.
Beat poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti owns the business; in fact, Burgin’s classes have even studied Ferlinghetti’s work. Prominently displayed near the entrance of this bookstore Burgin noticed his own work: a recently published book titled “Doc: The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man.” ”To see it so far from home — and prominently displayed in such a place I consider so significant — was a thrill to me,” Mathews said.
To read more about Burgin Mathews’ book, check out the January 2013 issue of H Life. Find your copy here.