The author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, Ferlinghetti was best known for his second collection of poems, A Coney. Poet, playwright, publisher, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born Lawrence Monsanto Ferling on Ma in Yonkers, New York. Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Poet and translator Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry and the founder of City Lights. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet, one of the founders of the Beat movement in San Francisco in the mids. His City Lights bookshop was an early. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the famous City Lights bookshop in San Francisco. Lawrence Ferlinghetti died this week. He was and one of the founders of the Beats, those poets who put the beat of streets, the wings of. No one in American letters ever pushed back against power over such a long time as Ferlinghetti. He fought power as a poet, as a bookseller. Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti's poetry counters an elitist conception of art and the artist's role in the world. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an acclaimed poet and longtime proprietor of City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and avant-garde publishing.
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