Lawrence Ferlinghetti, on the announcement of the Howl Trial Verdict, October 3, 1957 – photo by Ted Streshinsky from the Ted Streshinsky collection at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and legendary City Lights publisher, turns 101 tomorrow!
Here is our birthday post from last year, on the occasion of his Centennial.
Here‘s more on that memorable Centennial
Here‘s Bill Morgan‘s appreciation from the previous year.
Here, here, here, here, here, here and here – previous Ferlinghetti birthday postings.
Here’s the young Ferlinghetti (from 1965) on WNET
Here’s Ferlinghetti singing William Blake to Allen Ginsberg
Here’s Ferlinghetti’s poem to Allen Ginsberg
Here’s Ferlinghetti on “Ginsberg, Blake, et al”
Here‘s a notice on the Ginsberg-Ferlinghetti Letters
Here‘s a focus on Ferlinghetti as the publisher of Howl, (Allen’s publisher)
Wishing you a glorious 101, Lawrence, Happy Birthday! (despite these troubled and deeply troubling times)