A sequel to "A Coney Island of the Mind", & written 40 years after the original in what Ferlinghetti has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year, this collection is a sequence of 101 related poems with recurrent themes. The author also thinks of it as a kind of caustic critique of modern poetry, including confrontations with or parodies of major figures in the literary avant-garde before the arrival of the Beat generation, notably Pound & Eliot, Beckett & Joyce. A self-styled "stand-up tragedian," Ferlinghetti has been called "the foremost chronicler of our times."
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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.
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