Poetry As Insurgent Art
Poetry As Insurgent Art


  • Listen to a podcast of Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading a series of his thoughts from Poetry As Insurgent Art.

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 Americus, Book I in 2003, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has, in more than thirty books, been the poetic conscience of America. Now in Poetry As Insurgent Art, he offers, in prose, his primer of what poetry is, could be, should be. The result is by turns tender and furious, personal and political. If you are a reader of poetry, find out what is missing from the usual fare you are served; if you are a poet, read at your own risk—you will never again look at your role in the same way.

Title Poetry As Insurgent Art
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 28 September 2007
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 0811217191
ISBN-13 9780811217194
Publication Date 28 September 2007
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95
 


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