Posts Tagged ‘beat poetry’

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919–2021

February 26, 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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iHowl, by Alan Ginsberg & Fernsy

August 5, 2012

iHowl, by Alan Ginsberg & Fernsy

“I saw the best minds of my generation in chat rooms with the worst minds of my generation destroyed by bad Yelp reviews and a troll on Angies list after failed ebay auction bids dragging themselves through google adwords looking for SEO optimization while stirring to Kelly Clarkson on Itunes.

Message t shirt donning hipsters burning for the extra cash to afford optimized DSL connections and emoticon responses that stave off acronym exhaustion. Sat up chewing nicotine gum in the LCD monitors earthy glow floating over contemplating John Travolta’s latest disgruntled masseuse. Sober on Setraline who bared their brains to Yahoo after passing the CAPTCHA under a clever seeming screenname and saw Mohammedan menaces make the TSA frisk them at LAX.”

More:

“iHowl- With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg,” Fernsy, The Definitive Blog

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