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By Lawrence Ferlinghetti Christopher Felver | Comments: ( 169 ) | Date: ( Feb 23, 2020 )

Beat poet and author of Coney Island of the Mind, one of the best selling poetry books of all time, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the subject of this insightful and stunning collection of photographs taken by Chris Felver Some of the best loved poems, including a never before published poem, of Ferlinghetti are blended with this photographic portrait, revealing Lawrence to hisBeat poet and author of Coney Island of the Mind, one of the best selling poetry books of all time, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the subject of this insightful and stunning collection of photographs taken by Chris Felver Some of the best loved poems, including a never before published poem, of Ferlinghetti are blended with this photographic portrait, revealing Lawrence to his readers with Allen Ginsberg, Diane di Prima, Gary Snyder, Gregory Corso, William S Burroughs, or by himself sailing his boat, painting, camping, even writing a new poem an intimate look at one of America s most revered poets.


  • Title: Ferlinghetti: Portraits
  • Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Christopher Felver
  • ISBN: 9780879058517
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Christopher Felver

A prominent voice of the wide open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti s poetry countered the literary elite s definition of art and the artist s role in the world Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry cannot be simply described as polemic or personal protest, for it stands on his craftsmanship, thematics, and grounding in tradition.Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers in 1919, son of Carlo Ferlinghetti who was from the province of Brescia and Clemence Albertine Mendes Monsanto Following his undergraduate years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S Navy in World War II as a ship s commander He received a Master s degree from Columbia University in 1947 and a Doctorate de l Universit de Paris Sorbonne in 1950 From 1951 to 1953, when he settled in San Francisco, he taught French in an adult education program, painted, and wrote art criticism In 1953, with Peter D Martin, he founded City Lights Bookstore, the first all paperbound bookshop in the country, and by 1955 he had launched the City Lights publishing house.The bookstore has served for half a century as a meeting place for writers, artists, and intellectuals City Lights Publishers began with the Pocket Poets Series, through which Ferlinghetti aimed to create an international, dissident ferment His publication of Allen Ginsberg s Howl Other Poems in 1956 led to his arrest on obscenity charges, and the trial that followed drew national attention to the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement writers He was overwhelmingly supported by prestigious literary and academic figures, and was acquitted This landmark First Amendment case established a legal precedent for the publication of controversial work with redeeming social importance.Ferlinghetti s paintings have been shown at various galleries around the world, from the Butler Museum of American Painting to Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome He has been associated with the international Fluxus movement through the Archivio Francesco Conz in Verona He has toured Italy, giving poetry readings in Roma, Napoli, Bologna, Firenze, Milano, Verona, Brescia, Cagliari, Torino, Venezia, and Sicilia He won the Premio Taormino in 1973, and since then has been awarded the Premio Camaiore, the Premio Flaiano, the Premio Cavour among others He is published in Italy by Oscar Mondadori, City Lights Italia, and Minimum Fax He was instrumental in arranging extensive poetry tours in Italy produced by City Lights Italia in Firenze He has translated from the Italian Pier Paolo Pasolin s Poemi Romani, which is published by City Lights Books In San Francisco, his work can regularly be seen at the George Krevsky Gallery at 77 Geary Street.Ferlinghetti s A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1,000,000 copies in print The author of poetry, plays, fiction, art criticism, and essays, he has a dozen books currently in print in the U.S and his work has been translated in many countries and in many languages His most recent books are A Far Rockaway of the Heart 1997 , How to Paint Sunlight 2001 , and Americus Book I 2004 published by New Directions.He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award, the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters, the American Civil Liberties Union s Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award Ferlinghetti was named San Francisco s Poet Laureate in August 1998.



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    STOP SMILING Issue 38,20 Interviews , can be purchased from the STOP SMILING STORE with a supplemental DVD documentary about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, directed by Chris Felver.


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