The Legacy of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
KPFA’s collection of Lawrence Ferlinghetti readings and interviews.
KPFA’s celebration of the 100th birthday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, an hour-long special broadcast of a documentary, “Lawrence Ferlinghetti: San Francisco Locations”, Produced by Jim McKee of Earwax Productions, Inc. San Francisco luminary and famed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti takes listeners on a freewheeling tour of his neighborhood … Continued
Lewis Hill, Pacifica’s first president and founder, moderates a panel discussing the issues surrounding the obscenity trial precipitated by Allen Ginsberg’s controversial poem, Howl, one of the classics of the early beat generation. Participating in the panel are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, publisher, poet, and owner of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, who was actually the … Continued
A celebration of Ferlinghetti’s career and of his book from New Directions, Ferlinghetti’s Greatest Poems, edited by Nancy J. Peters. The back cover reads, “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 … Continued
The second half of an interview Jack Foley did with Lawrence Ferlinghetti on April 21, 1994. The interview took place at City Lights and in it Ferlinghetti candidly discusses his entire career. “PITY THE NATION (After Khalil Gibran)” from Ferlinghetti’s Greatest Poems: Pity the nation whose people are sheep and whose shepherds mislead them Pity the … Continued