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).

In 2015 City Lights is publishing three books on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary as a publisher, spotlighting Ferlinghetti as a poet, publisher, and editor. The first is City Lights Pocket Poets Series 60th Anniversary Edition, featuring several poems selected by Ferlinghetti from each of the 60 volumes in the landmark series. I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg 1955-1997 is edited by Bill Morgan and features letters, telegrams, and postcards taken from the 42-year relationshp between poet and publisher. Pictures of the Gone World: 60th Anniversary Edition is a restored version of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first poetry book, which was also the first book published by City Lights and the first book in the famed Pocket Poets Series.

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

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Il Mare Dentro Noi; Sulla Rotta di Ulisse
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Elisa Polimeni
Published by Italy's Aletti Editore, this beautiful slip-cased set contains two volumes. Il mare dentro noi (The Sea Is Within Us") is comprised of the long Poem "At Sea," plus other poems about the sea. Dual language English and Italian, with the translations on the facing page.
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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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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
60th Anniversary Edition
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The volume that launched City Lights' iconic Pocket Poets Series, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first collection of poems, in an anniversary edition.
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Pictures of the Gone World CD & Bonus DVD
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
This two-disc set features Ferlinghetti meditating on a time gone by in his past. His paper-thin wispy voice further reinforces the antiquity of the content, but accompanies him musically with great subtlety and sensitivity.
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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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The Secret Meaning of Things
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Six long poems including "Assassination Raga" -- on the death of the Kennedys.
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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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Writing Across the Landscape
Travel Journals 1960-2010
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson
This long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century, from Mexico to Morocco, Paris to Rome, and beyond.

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