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  • to that
    91st City
    Light magic!

    best from
    All of US

    Posted by norvie bullock on Thu 25 Mar 2010

  • Is it me or isn't there a typo in "At Sea"?

    The line about the Pretri-dish probably should read Petri-dish.

    This would make perfect sense, especially since Pretri-dishes don't exist.

    Posted by Ryan Mathews on Thu 25 Mar 2010

  • Throttling my heart as always. All I can say is WOW

    Posted by joanne on Thu 25 Mar 2010

  • How this moves me. Life and love pushing on...and the human vision, the utopian vision...

    Posted by Bob Picariello on Tue 6 Apr 2010

  • , "Out of the cradle endlessly rocking..." and "As I ebb'd with an ebb of the ocean life, As I wandered the shores I know..."

    Whitman speaks from the tower of poetic passion of the 19 C and Ferlinghetti speaks with the same trembling and adulation of a life lived for fulness in the 20 and 21 Cs.

    My heart lies open before the sky and the sea
    And the glistening eye
    of Lawrence Ferlinghetti


    Posted by Jamie Laidlaw on Tue 6 Apr 2010

  • Mmm. How completely existential and so much like a faint echo in the depths of hellish darkness. Someone light a match, I do say that I can make out dapper Americans falling out of my tree!

    Posted by David Torq on Wed 7 Apr 2010

  • To Ryan Matthews: Thanks for your close reading. We've made the correction.


    LQ Web Editor

    Posted by Michelle Legro Author Profile Page on Thu 8 Apr 2010

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays. His 1958 book of poetry A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are more than one million copies in print.
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