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December 31, 2021


Ferlinghetti at 100

March 25, 2019

The great poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 100 years old!

What an amazing life he’s led.

Ferlinghetti is also a novelist, painter, photographer, and co-founder of the legendary City Lights bookstore.

The history of American Literature in the 20th century cannot be written without the contributions of this extraordinary artist.

And his creative fire is still burning.

His new novel “Little Boy” will be published this month. 

Ferlinghetti is a national treasure.

Here’s just a few of his many magnificent poems:

 

Baseball Canto 

 

I Am Waiting

 

The World is a Beautiful Place

 

Pity the Nation