Poetry as Insurgent Art

Poetry as Insurgent Art

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811217194, 90pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007

In 1953 Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the first paperback bookstore in the United States. In over five decades City Lights, the bookstore and publisher, has become a Mecca for millions. Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind (ND, 1958) is a number one best-selling volume of poetry by any living American poet. Now, New Directions is proud to publish his manifesto in a paperback edition.

About the Author
The poet, publisher, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti, born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation. He is the subject of Christopher Felver s new film documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder.