RIP Jim Carroll

One of our favorite Leo poets passed away last week.  RIP Jim Carroll 8/1/49 – 9/11/09

I met Jim on a few occasions and he was always pleasant and filled with amazing stories about NYC, traveling, and being a writer.  Each time I met him he was always kind enough to get buy me and my partner in crime coffee.  We were just teenagers you see but growing up, meeting your idols, and bonding with them paved the way for our own careers.  Jim had a great way of making everyone in a room feel like he was there for just them, whether it was a crowded arena or a small little bar in a town few have heard of.  He was generous with his time and and a genius beyond words.  He will be missed dearly.

JP

Taken in Seattle at Bumbershoot 1995 (I believe).  Thanks Jim and Patti for a fabulous evening and rest in peace Jim.  You were one of the bright lights in the world.

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