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 collection of poetry, Americus (New Directions, 2005).

Check back for updates on the progress of Ferlinghetti's forthcoming collection of poetry, soon to be published by New Directions.

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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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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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Ends and Beginnings
City Lights Review No. 6
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Robert Anbian, Amiri Baraka, Alberto Blanco, William S. Burroughs, Andrei Codrescu, Susan Etlinger, Dario Fo, Barry Gifford, J.T. Gillett, Allen Ginsberg, Howard Hart, Elaine Katzenberger, Phillip M. Klasky, Steve Kowit, James Laughlin, D.H. Lawrence...
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Ascending Over Ohio
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Warren, OH: Fantome Press, [1989]. Pamphlet. First edition. Signed by Ferlinghetti on cover envelope. Fine in the publisher's printed envelope. Limited copies available.
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Wild Dreams of a New Beginning
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Written in the 1970s, this volume combines two earlier books: Who Are We Now? and Landscapes of Living & Dying.
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European Poems and Transitions
Over All the Obscene Boundaries
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
From France to Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally toward America.
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An Elegy To Dispel Gloom
[After the Assassinations of Mayor George Moscone of San Francisco and City Supervisor Harvey Milk November 27, 1978]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 1978. Folded broadside, one of only 50 copies of the second printing (marked 25 cents) after a first printing of 50 copies (marked 15 cents). Photocopies made by Ferlinghetti at the Postal Instant Press in San Francisco. Minor toning to the edges, else a fine copy of this very scarce item.
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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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A World Awash with Fascism & Fear
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed. Folds out to 14" x 22" poster.Signed. Cranium Press,, [San Francisco]:, 1971. First edition, pamphlet issue (folded). Broadside poem; single sheet, printed on white stock paper, measuring 15 by 22 inches, folded twice to make a pamphlet (as issued). A fine copy.
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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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A Coney Island of the Mind
Poems
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's Into the Night Life. In it, Ferlinghetti expresses the way he felt during a short period in the 1950s.
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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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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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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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