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Blasts Cries Laughter

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Pamphlets series

Fearless new poems by America’s everyman bard

Blasts Cries Laughter

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Blasts contains blasts, blessings, and curses in the vortex of today, taking its cues from the original little magazine, Blast (published by Wyndham Lewis with Ezra Pound in 1914–15), which helped create the modernist movement in literature and the visual arts. Ferlinghetti speaks for the poor, the forgotten, the beaten, and the bombed.

And speak to us in the poet’s voice 
the voice of the people mixed
with a wild soft laughter —

published January 27th, 2014