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March 24, 2012

The beat goes on

Many happy returns to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who turns 93 today. A poet in his own right – think Coney Island of the Mind – Ferlinghetti will forever be associated with the poets he published after joining with Peter Martin to found the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco in 1953. City Lights put out the Pocket Poets series which included  Kenneth Rexroth, Kenneth Patchen, Gregory Corso, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov and Allen Ginsberg.

Details are here.  You can hear him read poetry – his own and others – here.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank you Larry thank you Jean.

    Comment by avery zia — March 25, 2012 @ 8:18 am | Reply


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