Topic: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poems: “Spring About to Happen” and “Between Two Cities”
Recorded: March 13, 2021
This week Poetry Club Talks finishes our discussion about the late poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. We take a look at a few of his signature poems, discuss word selection, rhyme and speculate on the author’s intention. Ron is the host. He shares these thoughts, “The attachments provide 8 poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, including his best known and most admired, “constantly risking absurdity,” which I think are representative of his work and will offer a good basis for our discussion.” Poetry Club enjoyed talking about the work of Ferlinghetti. Please hit the “LIKE” button and comment.
“Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) was an American poet, painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. He was the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration. Ferlinghetti was best known for his first collection of poems, A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), which has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than one million copies. When Ferlinghetti turned 100 in March 2019, the city of San Francisco proclaimed his birthday, March 24, “Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day”.” -Wikipedia
All poems are copyright and owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Please visit Ferlinghetti’s website to read his full BIO and learn more about this important poet.
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