Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers is best known as the author of his classic poetry collection, A Coney Island of the Mind, which has been translated into nine languages. In 1998 he was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco. He is also a prolific translator, editor, essayist and the author of a novel, Love in the Days of Rage.

Ferlinghetti's writing often reflects his views about politics and social issues of the time, and the artist's role in the world. Here is a complete listing of Ferlinghetti's currently available titles, including his most recent full-length collection of poetry, Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions, 2012). His newest chapbook-length books came out in 2014: Blast Cries Laughter (New Directions) and The First and the Last of Everything (Sore Dove / Bottle of Smoke).

Check back for updates in 2015 on the progress of Ferlinghetti's forthcoming book of travels journals, soon to be published by Norton/Liveright.

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Life Studies, Life Stories
Drawings
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Close to 100 figurative drawings in black and white, and in color, mostly nudes in love or strife, some "disastered by life," some with incisive or caustic words integrated in the images. This is a retrospective of Ferlinghetti's graphic work and...
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Love is No Stone on the Moon
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
First Edition. Pub. 1971 by Arif Press, Berkeley. Very good condition. Sextodecimo [5" by 7.5"]. Stapled wraps.
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Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Broadside, Folded into an 8vo pamphlet. VERY GOOD+ on white paper, has some light toning around the edges. Single sheet, broadside poem.
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On the Barricades: Journal for the Protection of All Beings #2
Collector's Edition
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
No 2 Journal for the Protection Of All Beings 1968, City Lights Books 1968 Bastille Day, 1968. Soft cover. Good condition with slight toning around the edges. First Edition. Extremely scarce photos. First issue of this Journal was 1961 No. 1 this is No 2 1968 a first edition. Cartoons photos by Caron. Herbert Marcuse on back of cover.
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Pictures of the Gone World
Pocket Poets Number 1
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Published to celebrate forty years of City Lights publishing, which began with the letterpress printing of this book in 1955. It was Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book, and it has been reprinted twenty-one times, having never been out of print. The...
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Pictures of the Gone World CD & Bonus DVD
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti may not be as recognized by mainstream culture as some of his beat poet counterparts, but to scholars and devotees of beat culture he is one of the most important and revered figures of the movement. This two-disc set features Ferlin
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Poetry As Insurgent Art
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
After a lifetime, this (r)evolutionary little book is still a work-in-progress, the poet's ars poetica, to which at 88 he is constantly adding. From the groundbreaking (and bestselling) A Coney Island of the Mind in 1958 to the "personal epic" of...
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Routines, Expanded Edition
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A reissue of Ferlinghetti's very short experimental plays (1965) with three new plays added to the original thirteen. In this collection Ferlinghetti takes a revolutionary look at modern theater and explores the area between old-style drama and...
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The Secret Meaning of Things
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Six long poems including "Assassination Raga" -- on the death of the Kennedys.
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Starting from San Francisco
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The poet's early travels in North America, South America, and Europe. Includes some psychedelia.
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The Street's Kiss
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Boise: Limberlost Press, (1998) 8vo, 13 pages. One of 750 copies printed by letterpress on fine paper. Signed by Ferlinghetti on the title page. As new in printed wrappers.
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Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed pamphlet by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. First read at the Poets' Follies in San Francisco on Sunday May 11, 1958.
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These Are My Rivers
New & Selected Poems, 1955-1993
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Four decades of poetry and more than fifty pages of new work and play.
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Time of Useful Consciousness
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization moving towards its brink. New Directions is proud to announce a riveting and galvanizing new book by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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