Synopses & Reviews
Here are all of Ferlinghetti’s poems set in the city he has lived in for over half a century. He brings alive, with wit and lyricism, scenes of city life: a Giants baseball game, the Green Street Marching Mortuary Band, bohemian North Beach, Golden Gate Park, yachts on the Bay, and more. Also included are historic photographs, scattered prose pieces, and the text of his mischievous inaugural address with his vision of the city’s history as a poetic center and suggestions for keeping it that way.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a bookman, painter and author of poetry, fiction, essays and plays. His most recent books are How to Paint Sunlight (poetry) and Love in the Days of Rage (fiction).
Poems about the City by the Bay by its first official Poet Laureate.
Poetry. Gathering together and reprinting Ferlinghetti's poems about San Francisco, this beautiful little volume also includes Ferlinghetti's politically-charged Inaugural Address as Poet Laureate of San Francisco, as well as photographs going back to the 1950s. Seen in this new context, the reader suddenly realizes how many of Ferlinghetti's greatest poems were about the city he lived in and loved almost his entire life (and a city whose culture he also helped shape). This is also the first book in the new "City Lights Foundation" series, which will be available only from SPD, or directly from City Lights.
About the Author
Lawerence Ferlinghetti is the famous Beat poet and painter who founded City Lights Books in San Francisco.His most recent books are How To Paint Sunlight (poetry) and Love in the Days of Rage (fiction).