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Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We'll See You.... in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can't wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was tried on obscenity charges after publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems in 1956, is to release his own travel journals, covering more than 60 years of [...] by

SF Zine Fest in Review: Best of the Lo-Fi Set! September 5, 2013: San Francisco Zine Fest took place this weekend! Known as the Bay Area's "Premiere Zine Festival," Sam Lefebvre of SF Weekly provided us with this fantastic wrap-up and one heck of a factoid-fact about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, V. Vale, and Search and Destroy Magazine! Although the Internet provides a platform for anyone to [...] by

NYT Reviews Lawrence Ferlinghetti Documentary February 25, 2013: Over at the New York Times, Daniel M Gold has reviewed Christopher Felver's documentary on "poet, publisher, activist and San Francisco eminence" Lawrence Ferlinghettti. The film traces his life from circumstances that Mr. Ferlinghetti, 93, genially recalls as “right out of Dickens”: born in Yonkers, he was effectively orphaned and lived [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed at Interview January 10, 2013: Pardon the redundancy, but make your way over to Interview to read this great interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Christopher Bollen leads the conversation and introduces the piece by comparing Ferlinghetti to that other great American revolutionary George Washington: Our heroes tend not to own stores. But there is an exception—poet [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Declines 50,000 Euro Prize from Hungarian PEN Club October 11, 2012: Some breaking news from New Directions: "Late last week, we learned that famed poet, publisher, bookstore owner, artist, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti had been awarded the Janus Pannonius International Poetry Prize from the Hungarian PEN Club, a chapter of the larger PEN organization. Established this year, the prize carries a 50,000 Euro [...] by

University of San Francisco Announces Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellowship October 8, 2012: Here's news of a new fellowship for USF students, in honor of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. From their website: This fellowship honors Lawrence Ferlinghetti who published and supported the work of writers who were outsiders―outside traditional academia or traditional social conventions. In his long career, Ferlinghetti has been a staunch [...] by

Hear Lawrence Ferlinghetti Discuss His New Book of Poems This Thursday August 21, 2012: From the LA Times: Activist, poet and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti, co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, has written a new book of poems, his first since 2007’s “Poetry as Insurgent Art.” Titled “Time of Useful Consciousness,” an aeronautical term for the period between the moment you run [...] by

Ferlinghetti on Video at City Lights August 3, 2012: We've reported a few times on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's paintings, including his recent show Cross-Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Now, you can hear Ferlinghetti talk about his relationship to painting, poetry, the sea, and his war experience (among other topics) at the City Lights blog. Surf [...] by

The art of Poetry magazine August 2, 2012: For the first fifty-seven years of Poetry’s history, the table of contents served as the cover of every issue. In October of 1969, Virgil Burnett changed all that. Under his art direction, each new issue of Poetry had a distinctive illustration on its cover. Burnett served as the magazine’s Art Director through the December 1973 issue, and his [...] by

Calling All NorCal Poetry Lovers: The San Francisco International Poetry Festival Begins Tonight! July 26, 2012: Poetry festival season is in full swing worldwide, and San Francisco is no exception. The San Francisco International Poetry Festival runs today through Sunday. Headliner Lawrence Ferlinghetti will introduce readings by Antoine Cassar, Agneta Falk and Jack Hirschman, among many others. Other activities include a "Literary Labyrinth," [...] by