Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919), U.S. poet, publisher. A Coney Island of the Mind, sct. 15 (1958).

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I WISH FERLINGHETTI WAS ALOVE TODAY, IT WOULD BE AMIUSING TO HEARHIM TAUNT the donald!
the dead the dead the god damned dead, the dead rule the world, the god damned dead. A pre 70's poem. did LF write this?
I loved the eccentricity of his long auto poem. Love his sarcasm? (can't remember the right word) He gets it right. I think there is more pain from ignorance than from any joy. Yes, I like the way he expresses associated hypocrisy. His writing certainly appeals to me.
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