Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919–2021

I Am Waiting” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1958. Read by Abu B. Rafique.

“Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an acclaimed poet and longtime proprietor of City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and avant-garde publishing house that catapulted the Beat Generation to fame and helped establish the city as a center of literary and cultural revolution, died Feb. 22 at his home in San Francisco. He was 101.”

— “Lawrence Ferlinghetti, literary citadel of San Francisco, dies at 101,” Emma Brown, Washington Post

More:

“Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small Press Publisher, Dies At 101,” Tom Virtale, NPR

“Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101,” Jesse McKinley, New York Times

City Lights Booksellers and Publishers website

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