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R.I.P. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 18,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet and publisher who nurtured the Beat movement from his famed San Francisco bookstore, City Lights, is dead at 101.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:25 PM EST

Mr. Ferlinghetti befriended, published and championed many of the major Beat poets, among them Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Michael McClure.

His connection to their work was exemplified — and cemented — in 1956 with his publication of Ginsberg’s most famous poem, the ribald and revolutionary “Howl,” an act that later led to his arrest on charges of “willfully and lewdly” printing “indecent writings.”


  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,300 ✭✭✭✭✭


    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • webmostwebmost Posts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    champion of doggerel

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

  • ForMudForMud Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    101 years is a good run.

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