- Name: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- Born: 03/24/1919 (102 years old)
Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. He is the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration. Ferlinghetti is 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. Ferlinghetti turned 100 in March 2019, leading the city of San Francisco to proclaim his birthday, March 24, “Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day”.
Birth Name: Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, U.S.A.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti quotes :
We have to raise the consciousness the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.Lawrence Ferlinghetti