Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Blasts Cries Laughter

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Time of Useful Consciousness: Limited Edition

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Time of Useful Consciousness

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Poetry As Insurgent Art

Poetry by Lawrence FerlinghettiAdam Phillips

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Americus

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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How To Paint Sunlight

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Routines

Theater by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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A Coney Island of The Mind (Special Edition)

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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A Far Rockaway Of The Heart

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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These Are My Rivers

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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European Poems And Transitions

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Over All The Obscene Boundaries

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Endless Life: Selected Poems

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Landscapes Of Living And Dying

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Who Are We Now?

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Open Eye, Open Heart

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Back Roads To Far Places

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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The Mexican Night

Nonfiction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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The Secret Meaning Of Things

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Her

Fiction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Translated by Vincent McHugh

With a contribution by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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A Coney Island of the Mind

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Starting From San Francisco

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Shards: Fragments of Verses

Poetry by Lorenzo Chiera

Translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Tenderly lyrical, outrageously irreverent, yet always accessible. ​

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Lawrence gets you laughing then hits you with the truth.

—Francis Ford Coppola

A brave man and a brave poet.

—Bob Dylan

Time of Useful Consciousness is a fresh missive from an elderly Beat who has always refused to sit down.

Truthdig

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a national treasure and the kind of poet laureate we really deserve.

CounterPunch

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s engrossing new work, Time of Useful Consciousness, is an ode to modern American myth. At ninety-two, Ferlinghetti has rhythm, he has vision, and he captures the magic energy of Jack Kerouac.

The Coffin Factory

Ferlinghetti refers to Ginsberg as ‘the Whitman of our age,’ but Time of Useful Consciousness has that epic, galvanizing, country-hopping voice of a latter-day Good Gray as Ferlinghetti recreates the pioneer spirit of racing west for gold, for freedom, for art, for land, for the hell of it, for life — as well as all the messy stops along the way.

—Christopher Bollen, Interview Magzine

In the spirit of Whitman, [Ferlinghetti] unwinds a country in all its speed and vibrancy.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco’s first poet laureate and its most lyrical town crier.

San Francisco Chronicle

Tenderly lyrical, outrageously irreverent, yet always accessible.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lawrence is my favorite poet, to warn us of the coming of Big Brother. Lawrence gets you laughing, then hits you with the truth. From D-Day to 911 Lawrence is the poet who asks us why the human race is trying to kill itself.

—Francis Ford Coppola

Ferlinghetti’s poems burn through modern America’s absurdities and unrepentant historical revision in a glorious rant against mediocrity, greed, capitalism and boring poetry.

Publishers Weekly

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is our determined conscience, our wit and eloquence – our steadfast friend and witness – and our communal wisdom’s articulate, patiently insistent old-time voice. Would that all might stand up as he and be counted!

—Robert Creeley
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