(Thanks Lawrence for the many years of great poetry, for my favorite bookstore, and for continuing to challenge and inspire us to think independently/creatively. I have gone through many copies of "Coney Island of the Mind" and I can't wait to read your new book of poems "Poetry as Insurgent Art.")
Legendary Beat Generation Bookseller and Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books on the 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”, Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” and Poetry As Insurgent Art
Hosted by: Amy Goodman
To Read "Howl" and Experience Another Reality
Fifty years ago this year Viking Press published Jack Kerouac’s novel On The Road. Today we will talk with City Lights Books’ publisher and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 1953, Ferlinghetti co-founded City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, the first all-paperbound bookshop in the country. Two years later he launched the City Lights publishing house. Both institutions are still running half of a century later.
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