View down Main Street in Buffalo, NY, from the corner of Allen Street; photo taken 13 November 2010. In the background can be seen one of Buffalo’s many steeples: the 245-foot open stonework tower (pierced spire) of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church at Main and Edward Sts., built 1886-1889, the fourth and grandest incarnation of the churches constructed on that site by the congregation (see Samuel M. Welch, Home History – Recollections of Buffalo, 1891, esp. p. 261). Incidentally, when Sheila and I first met in 1964, I was living in an apartment next to St. Louis Church at 808 Main Street. Poet Gregory Corso, having previously been in Cleveland but then in Buffalo for a few months, shared the apartment with me for part of the time.