by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Paperback, 93 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $9.95 | purchase
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Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in 2004, was the principal publisher of the writers and poets known as the Beat Generation.
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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."
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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.
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