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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In 1953 Lawrence Ferlinghetti cofounded City Lights, the first paperback bookstore in the United States, a Mecca for millions. His Coney Island of the Mind is one of the best-selling volumes of poetry by any living American poet. Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, Ferlinghetti has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation.

Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • 9780811221788 72

    Blasts Cries Laughter

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 2014

    A new, shorter collection by America's preeminent living poet and social activist, who is just as fiery and provocative as ever at 94 years old.
  • 9781631495946 72

    Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1950-2013

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson

    Paperback, 2019

    Motorcycle Diaries for a new generation, this long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century.
  • 9780811221849 72

    Poetry Pamphlets 1-12 (Boxed Set)

    Osama Alomar, Lydia Davis, Hilda Doolittle, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Forrest Gander, Oliverio Girondo, Susan Howe, Sylvia Legris, Bernadette Mayer, Dunya Mikhail, Alejandra Pizarnik, Nathaniel Tarn, Eliot Weinberger

    Paperback, 2015

    Collections 1-12 in New Directions' Poetry Pamphlet series
  • 9780811224758 72

    Shards: Fragments of Verses

    Lorenzo Chiera, Massimiliano Chiamenti, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Hardcover, 2015

    Ferlinghetti’s fiery translation of the little-known 14th-century Roman poet