Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling on March 24, 1919) is an American poet and painter, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1,000,000 copies.
- The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where I first
fell in love
- It was a face which darkness could kill
in an instant
- Poetry is the shadow cast by our imaginations.
- *These Are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems, 1955-1993 (New Directions) ISBN: 0-0112-1273-4 0-0112-1252-1