He has a gift for helping you hear what needs to be said… His high points are the poems that you wish you could listen to in a car, on a long coastal highway with the windows rolled down.

—Jeff Gordinier, New York Times

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

Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems

Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Just in time for his 99th birthday, New Directions is proud to present a swift, terrific chronological selection of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s greatest poems. Through this tight lens, it is now possible to see Ferlinghetti—a brilliant and prolific poet—in a richer, broader, and more complex way. From his very first landmark books—Pictures of the Gone World (City Lights, 1955) and A Coney Island of the Mind (New Directions, 1958)—to new work, Ferlinghetti’s Greatest Poems displays every stage of this multifaceted writer’s long and celebrated career. It’s exciting to revisit in one slender volume so much of the splendid, playful, and trenchant work of one of America’s greatest and most popular poets.

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Clothbound (published November 14, 2017)

ISBN
9780811227124
Price US
15.95
Price CN
21.95
Trim Size
5x7
Page Count
144

Ebook (published November 14, 2017)

ISBN
9780811227131

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

American writer, publisher, activist, visual artist, and founder of City Lights Books

He has a gift for helping you hear what needs to be said… His high points are the poems that you wish you could listen to in a car, on a long coastal highway with the windows rolled down.

—Jeff Gordinier, New York Times