Lawrence Ferlinghetti, one of our ageless radicals and true bards Booklist , has gathered here four decades of poetry in his inimitable everyman s voice, including than fifty pages of new work The tone has deepened over the years, and he may now be seen as a true maestro in his field Behind the irresistible air of immediacy and spontaneity lies much erudition andLawrence Ferlinghetti, one of our ageless radicals and true bards Booklist , has gathered here four decades of poetry in his inimitable everyman s voice, including than fifty pages of new work The tone has deepened over the years, and he may now be seen as a true maestro in his field Behind the irresistible air of immediacy and spontaneity lies much erudition and an antic imagination intent on subverting the dominant paradigm From his earliest books, including his landmark Coney Island of the Mind, Ferlinghetti has written poetry in ways that those who see poetry as the province of the few and educated had never imagined That strength has turned out to be lasting Joel Oppenheimer, N Y Times Books Review.
These are My Rivers NewSelected Poems Lawrence Ferlinghetti one of our ageless radicals and true bards Booklist has gathered here four decades of poetry in his inimitable everyman s voice including than fifty pages of new work The ton
I didn t finish this yet to me, the best poetry books are the ones that you never actually finish but every time you pick it up, you find something wonderful This is definitely one of those books.
I ve loved Ferlinghetti since I first encountered Constantly Risking Absurdity either in high school or college His vivid imagery, his passionate connection to the public and to public issues, and his beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL language make him one of my favorite twentieth century poets.
A nice way to be introduced to Ferlinghetti the book give a good sampling of his writing, with plenty opportunities to dog ear the pages to re read later.
When I took my first poetry writing class in college, my professor told me that my work reminded him of Lawrence Ferlinghetti At the time, I hadn t read anything by Ferlinghetti, but being compared to someone who was a contemporary and friend of Ginsberg and Kerouac was fantastic I immediately started reading some of his work, and eventually picked up this volume so I would have to look through It took me a while to read it, but here we are.This is a fantastic collection There are writings from [...]
One of my quintessential coffee shop reading in the park booksFerlinghetti has been one of my favorite poets ever since I first read A Coney Island of the MindHe likely changed my approach to writing poetry, in that his sporatic spacing and line breaks is something I use from time to timeThough some people find it distracting, I believe Ferlinghetti uses it to make you feel the movment of his words paint a verbal picture in multiple waysHe is, after all, a painter as well as poetI could ramble o [...]
A friend, I shall call Dean told me that he read this book in the 3rd grade or something like that Well, I read it last year and thought it was genius, for the most part Ferlinghetti was recommended to me by Billy Collins I remember the night well I was reading a Collins poem and he mentioned this Ferlinghetti character In my imaginative rocking chair, I phoned Billy and he told me to pick up the book titled something about rivers Okay Done Great Collins, I see where you got your inspiration you [...]
This volume lets you sample poems from all phases of Ferlinghetti s career Since this was my first exposure to him I found this helpful I found I like his work from the late 70s best, particularly the selections from Who Are We Now and Northwest Ecolog Although I enjoyed some of the poems immensely, for my tastes Ferlinghetti s poetry is too much from in the head rather than descriptive of immediate experience.
A Ahhh, Ferlinghetti He is a marvelous poet, and these poems are the kind that make you want to sit around all day and dream and wish you were around at the start of City Lights and during the Howl trial a must for any Beat fans or Ferlinghetti fans.
A great collection of his poetry.
This collection offers a good introduction to Ferlinghetti s work which is, of course, terrific Still, you ll probably want to skip the newer poems and head right to the good stuff at the back.
A can t miss introduction to this incomparable poet
The former poet laureate of San Francisco and publisher of City Lights Books is also probably my favorite male poet, tied with Allen Ginsberg, of course.