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Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

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The poet and painter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is among the world's living monuments to arts and letters. For well over a half century, Ferlinghetti helped shape the currents of poetry and literature with his forceful engagement with society and an ideological position that often found him at odds with the political currents of his day. Ferlinghetti's quiet, behind the scenes demeanor and disarming mien may have assuaged, or even fooled, certain opponents, while in reality he was a literary mercenary, a rebel at the forefront of our own cultural revolution.


Allen Ginsberg
Amiri Baraka
Billy Collins
David Amram
Dennis Hopper
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Michael Mcclure



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