Lunch Poems: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
December 27, 2013 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Foundational Beat Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti comes to UC Berkeley's Lunch Poems in 2007 and spends ~50 minutes flipping through a book of his collected works and reading poems old and new.

Bonus Ferlinghetti:

Ferlinghetti @ Moe's Books, 2007 Part 1, Part 2
Reading at the 92Y, 2007 [audio only]
San Francisco International Poetry Festival, 2012
posted by hippybear (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
bonus: Ferlinghetti interview by David Perry, 2012
posted by hippybear at 8:34 PM on December 27, 2013


This is fantastic, thank you. Minor correction, looks like this took place in 2005, not 2007.
posted by jtajta at 7:19 AM on December 28, 2013


When I was about 12 or 14 yrs old (very early 70's) I had two big posters on my bedroom wall of Ferlinghetti poems. One was about Jesus and one was about nuclear bombs. Those posters made me feel very grown up and intellectual.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:45 AM on December 28, 2013


One was about Jesus

'Christ Climbed Down?' That poem blew my tiny fucking mind in high school and led me to a serious love affair with LF's work. He's the Beat around which all others orbit for me.
posted by mintcake! at 7:27 PM on December 28, 2013


Actually, mintcake, the poem was "Sometime During Eternity" but thanks for pointing me toward "Christ Climbed Down." Great piece!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 10:32 PM on December 28, 2013


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