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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What Is Poetry
A Non-Lecture
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed. Lawrence Ferlinghetti's speech at a celebration upon receiving the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America in New York, 2004. This edition was published with the poet's permission for the Ojai Poetry Festival, 2005.
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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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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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