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.
March 24, 2012
The beat goes on