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

  • 9780811227124 72

    Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy Peters

    Hardcover, 2017

    At last, a compact, powerful overview of one of America’s most beloved and radical poets—spanning more than six decades of work
  • 9781631490019 72

    Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2013

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson

    Hardcover, 2015

    Motorcycle Diaries for a new generation, this long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century.
  • 9780811200417 72

    A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1968

    Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind has become a modern classic. It has been translated into nine languages and there are now three-quarters of a million copies in print.
  • 9780811200424 72


    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vincent McHugh

    Paperback, 1960

    "A surreal semi-autobiographical blackbook record of a semi-mad period of my life, in that mindless, timeless state most romantics pass through, confusing flesh madonnas with spiritual ones." This...
  • The Secret Meaning of Things: Poetry

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1968

    The Secret Meaning of Things is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s fourth book of poems.
  • 9780811210751 72

    Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1989

  • 9780811212731 72

    These are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems 1955-1993

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1995

  • 9780811213981 72

    A Far Rockaway of the Heart: Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1999

    A Far Rockaway of the Heart is Ferlinghetti's sequel to A Coney Island of the Mind, written forty years later, in what the author has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year.
  • 9780811215213 72

    How to Paint Sunlight: Lyric Poems & Others (1997-2000)

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 2002

  • 9780811220316 72

    Time of Useful Consciousness

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Hardcover, 2012

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization moving towards its brink.