By Libby Motika
Photos by Rich Schmitt
The poems in Idlers of the Bamboo Grove, edited by Pablo Capra and illustrated by James Mathers includes the work of nine Lower Topanga poets, some of whom describe life in the close-knit community, while others lament the loss of the last outpost of the Topanga bohemian hippie lifestyle.
The title of the book is taken from 8th century Chinese poet Li Po's "Six Idlers of the Bamboo Grove," which celebrated nature, wine, friendship, solitude, and the passage of time in Tang Dynasty times.
Idlers of the Bamboo Grove can be found at Village Books, Dutton's, Vidiots in
Topanga poets will read from the book at Village Books on Swarthmore next Thursday, February 6, at .
From the "Introduction" to Idlers of the Bamboo Grove, by Pablo Capra
Fires, floods, and good times too have helped make the
The Chumash considered
For the last 50 years