On my seventy-first birthday I treated myself to some bookstore browsing at Powell’s City of Books. There on an upper shelf in the poetry section The Golden Dot: Last Poems 1997–2000 by Gregory Corso (1930–2001) caught my eye. Rumor of the book’s forthcoming publication in Spring 2022 came my way by chance in March of last year. Searches at Powell’s main store downtown, the Hawthorne branch in my part of town, and online as spring turned to summer proved fruitless. I had pretty much forgotten about the book when I checked to see if the store still carried anything by the Beat poet whose poems still make me want to write poems and was delighted to find it there, an excellent birthday gift for myself and welcome addition to the Corso collection on the Beat shelves in my bookcase.