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He was pivotal for the Beat Generation. CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #1
one notices there is not non-stop coverage of this. nt msongs Feb 2021 #2
Truly frazzled Feb 2021 #3
I bought both of those titles at the college bookstore PittBlue Feb 2021 #19
Me too. Still have them. panader0 Feb 2021 #36
lots on him on youtube Demovictory9 Feb 2021 #4
Respect always. Good journey, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. scarletwoman Feb 2021 #5
101 years old. madaboutharry Feb 2021 #6
He founded City Lights books in San Francisco Retrograde Feb 2021 #7
A Coney Island of the mind 9 IcyPeas Feb 2021 #8
He and Shelley were my favorite poets in high school. I dug his "Dog" from Coney Island of the Mind ancianita Feb 2021 #11
All respect Wild blueberry Feb 2021 #9
I met him once, in 1963. MineralMan Feb 2021 #10
Do you still have that signed book? turbinetree Feb 2021 #12
No. As I said, it got lost somewhere as I rambled around MineralMan Feb 2021 #13
I missed that part of it being lost, that really is a bummer turbinetree Feb 2021 #18
Well, shit. I'm not far from City Lights now. I'll have to make a pilgrimage this afternoon. NBachers Feb 2021 #14
Do it! One of the best bookstores ever, along with Strand in NYC, LuckyLib Feb 2021 #20
Blow him a kiss for me. Hell, for all poets everywhere. nolabear Feb 2021 #21
Super sad. byronius Feb 2021 #15
Re: your avatar, I met Abbie Hoffman at a bar in Cleveland where he was speaking OMGWTF Feb 2021 #26
Woah... electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #32
That was a dark day indeed. byronius Feb 2021 #39
Hmm That does seems questionable electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #40
I met him in Boulder during the Kerouac Conference. byronius Feb 2021 #38
Tears sheilahi Feb 2021 #16
Wow, he was big back in the 60s. SergeStorms Feb 2021 #17
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness... NNadir Feb 2021 #22
Flags at half mast??? Ferrets are Cool Feb 2021 #23
City Lights was a must stop place when I visited SF Bradshaw3 Feb 2021 #24
We had a somewhat underground movie theater in Vancouver. BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #25
I'm a Zappa fan Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #35
It will make you feel chemically altered even if you're not jmowreader Feb 2021 #37
It's on Amazon Prime at the moment... jeffreyi Feb 2021 #42
Thanks for telling me! Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #43
Not a word on msnbc nt XanaDUer2 Feb 2021 #27
Oh! A giant has passed.... Hekate Feb 2021 #28
Maybe if we all drop a line to Rachel this afternoon, she'll mention Ferlinghetti tonight.... Hekate Feb 2021 #29
Good idea. nolabear Feb 2021 #33
How sad. Such a gentle soul. DemoTex Feb 2021 #30
Not many if any. I actually had dinner with Diane Di Prima once. nolabear Feb 2021 #34
Thanks for the CL Bookshop photo. I went there when I visited 🥰 San Fransisco. electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #31
City Lights was a cool bookstore. jeffreyi Feb 2021 #41
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