Books A Coney Island of the Mind Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Paperback, 93 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $9.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Coney Island of the MindSubtitlePoemsAuthorLawrence Ferlinghetti Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems Genres: Poetry Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about A Coney Island of the Mind Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in 2004, was the principal publisher of the writers and poets known as the Beat Generation. Gezett/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gezett/ullstein bild via Getty Images Poetry At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet June 11, 2015 The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old." At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet Listen · 5:26 5:26 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/410487944/413572024" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript PG-13: Risky Reads I Found My Inner Beat Poet On 'Coney Island' November 12, 2012 For Alan Shapiro, reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poems was like an discovering an alternate universe. A Coney Island of the Mind elevated him out of the staid world of his parents and changed his sense of self forever. Is there a book that shook your convictions? Tell us about it in the comments.