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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Ferlinghetti Gallery in latest POETRY Magazine

The Second Art of Ferlinghetti
Normally I'd be pushing you to read poetry in Poetry Magazine's latest issue, but today I am pointing you towards a gallery of artworks by well-known San Francisco poet and City Lights publisher, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Most have a message and some are stark, but to my eye all are well executed in a lively manner. As you would guess, they are very interesting to put alongside the general themes of his poems. 

And there is a Comment by the author in a separate article, accessible through the same site.


As poet, playwright, publisher, and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti helped to spark the San Francisco literary renaissance of the 1950s and the subsequent “Beat” movement. Like the Beats, Ferlinghetti felt strongly that art should be accessible to all people, not just a handful of highly educated intellectuals. His career has been marked by its constant challenge of the status quo; his poetry engages readers, defies popular . . .

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