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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • San Francisco Poems
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • English
  • 04 December 2017
  • 1931404011

10 thoughts on “San Francisco Poems

  1. Susan Susan says:

    I read this on the plane home from San Francisco It was an introduction to Ferlinghetti for me, and had the added attraction of being set in the city I had just spent time in I bought it at City Lights, a bookstore that is not to be missed, even if it has become a tourist attraction The poems range from the 1950s to the 2000s and it was fun to guess what era each was from There was one written from a dog s POV that was very SF very chill dogs everywhere it seems In my favorites, I felt I I read this on the plane home from San Francisco It was an introduction to Ferlinghetti for me, and had the added attraction of being set in the city I had just spent time in I bought it at City Lights, a bookstore that is not to be missed, even if it has become a tourist attraction The poems range from the 1950s to the 2000s and it was fun to guess what era each was from There was one written from a dog s POV that was very SF very chill dogs everywhere it seems In my favorites, I felt I was roaming the city with the poet, following as his thoughts are set off by vivid visual moments a convertible and a trash truck at a red light, a wedding party coming out of a church, old Italian men sitting on benches in a park outside a church Ferlinghetti also describes the city he loves so much beautifully, and tries to get at what makes it so special and why he fears for its future


  2. Jessie Jessie says:

    Picked this up at City Lights while in San Francisco Being in that store was like a religious experience for a Beat geek like me, especially the little room upstairs It was like walking in the footsteps of greatness This is one of my most prized posessions.


  3. Sherry Sherry says:

    Reading this book was so nostalgic I grew up reading his poetry and going to same bars


  4. Richard Magahiz Richard Magahiz says:

    Every so often it s good to read something to remind me that poetry doesn t have to be minimal to be good Not all the poems in this slim volume is a masterpiece, perhaps not even most of them, but a few of them did make me take notice It s also fun to see the photos reproduced at the end depicting the Beats at various points in their epoch.


  5. Eric Eric says:

    Brilliant little collection from LF Well put together, giving a nice sense of the man s career and voice.


  6. Diana Diana says:

    Love this collection of poems by Ferlinghetti all about San Francisco, the city I enjoy most Favorites about Chinese Dragons and the quality of light.


  7. Black Heart Magazine Black Heart Magazine says:

    Really enjoyed Ferlinghetti s Challenges to Young Poets, but all these San Francisco poems were excellent.


  8. Xavier Guillaume Xavier Guillaume says:

    I believe any Young Poet should read his poem Challenges to Young Poets that is found in this book It has inspired me and helped my writing I especially love his advise to Think subjectively, write objectively and Think long thoughts in short sentences Some of his advise makes me laugh, but I still find these amusing parts important, such as Don t contemplate your navel in poetry and think the rest of the world is going to think it s important, and Don t be so open minded your brains I believe any Young Poet should read his poem Challenges to Young Poets that is found in this book It has inspired me and helped my writing I especially love his advise to Think subjectively, write objectively and Think long thoughts in short sentences Some of his advise makes me laugh, but I still find these amusing parts important, such as Don t contemplate your navel in poetry and think the rest of the world is going to think it s important, and Don t be so open minded your brains fall out Also, I absolutely love his poem The Great Chinese Dragon I especially love how he tells about the great Chinese dragon passing thru the Golden Gate spouting streams of water like a string of fireboats then broke loose somewhere near the China Camp gulped down a hundred Chinese seamen and forthwith ate up all the shrimp in San Francisco Bay How imaginative But he takes this idea further and uses it to explain why the great Chinese dragon was therefore forever after confined in a Chinatown basement Perhaps you have to be familiar with Chinese New Year parades, but basically, there is this giant 201 foot long dragon that is for all intents and purposes stuffed in an old Chinatown basement, where it sits quietly picking up dust until that fateful day of Chinese New Year, when he can be seen creeping out of an Adler Alley cellar like a worm out of a hole So there is this giant paper dragon that stretches for blocks that takes 100 men and women to carry it, but Lawrence Ferlinghetti couldn t leave it at a description such as that No, instead he anthropomorphizes this dragon by saying it has eaten a hundred humans and their legs pop out of his underside and are his walking legs which are not mentioned in the official printed program His humor, sarcasm, and imagination make Lawrence Ferlinghetti s poems so captivating.All in all, if you ever find yourself wandering around San Francisco, while captivated by the city s magnificent splendor, pick up this book and become inspired Perhaps these poems will open up your mind, allowing you to see the City in a whole new way


  9. Mark McKenny Mark McKenny says:

    An interesting little book from a man I didn t know much about I was given this book as a gift a few years ago and I ve only just now gotten around to reading it I only wish I d read it sooner.As a former art student and aspiring writer, this book offers plenty of motivation It talks about writing well, and writing about things that are happening now, things that are relevant There are a few poems that are fantastic My favourite being the two couples in the two cars, and the one about the C An interesting little book from a man I didn t know much about I was given this book as a gift a few years ago and I ve only just now gotten around to reading it I only wish I d read it sooner.As a former art student and aspiring writer, this book offers plenty of motivation It talks about writing well, and writing about things that are happening now, things that are relevant There are a few poems that are fantastic My favourite being the two couples in the two cars, and the one about the Chinese dragon.I ve never been to SF but if I ever visit I ll take this with me I d be worried to see what Ferlinghetti talks about in this book How the art of the city was lost That happens in most plac s now


  10. Mark Farley Mark Farley says:

    This timeless collection of contemporary verse from one of the greatest living poets truly encapsulates the oddity and languish beauty of San Francisco s North Beach suburb I bought this in the City Lights bookstore one summer and wandered upto Washington Square as I took in the history and the atmosphere and it felt like I had an old, wise friend with me to shoot the shit and comfort me in my journey.


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San Francisco Poems[Read] ➯ San Francisco Poems By Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Here are all of Ferlinghetti s poems set in the city he has lived in for over half a century He brings alive, with wit and lyricism, scenes of city life a Giants baseball game, the Green Street Marchi Here are all of Ferlinghetti s poems set in the city he has lived in for over half a century He brings alive, with wit and lyricism, scenes of city life a Giants baseball game, the Green Street Marching Mortuary Band, bohemian North Beach, Golden Gate Park, yachts on the Bay, and Also included are historic photographs, scattered prose pieces, and the text of his mischievous inaugural address with his vision of the city s history as a poetic center and suggestions for keeping it that wayLawrence San Francisco Epub / Ferlinghetti is a bookman, painter and author of poetry, fiction, essays and plays His most recent books are How to Paint Sunlightpoetry and Love in the Days of Ragefiction.


About the Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A prominent voice of the wide open poetry movement that began in the s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti s poetry countered the literary elite s definition of art and the artist s role in the world Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry cannot be simply described as polemic or personal protest, for it stands on his craftsmanship, thematics, and grounding in traditionFerlinghetti was born in Yonkers in , San Francisco Epub / son of Carlo Ferlinghetti who was from the province of Brescia and Clemence Albertine Mendes Monsanto Following his undergraduate years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the US Navy in World War II as a ship s commander He received a Master s degree from Columbia University in and a Doctorate de l Universit de Paris Sorbonne in From to , when he settled in San Francisco, he taught French in an adult education program, painted, and wrote art criticism In , with Peter D Martin, he founded City Lights Bookstore, the first all paperbound bookshop in the country, and by he had launched the City Lights publishing houseThe bookstore has served for half a century as a meeting place for writers, artists, and intellectuals City Lights Publishers began with the Pocket Poets Series, through which Ferlinghetti aimed to create an international, dissident ferment His publication of Allen Ginsberg s Howl Other Poems in led to his arrest on obscenity charges, and the trial that followed drew national attention to the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement writers He was overwhelmingly supported by prestigious literary and academic figures, and was acquitted This landmark First Amendment case established a legal precedent for the publication of controversial work with redeeming social importanceFerlinghetti s paintings have been shown at various galleries around the world, from the Butler Museum of American Painting to Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome He has been associated with the international Fluxus movement through the Archivio Francesco Conz in Verona He has toured Italy, giving poetry readings in Roma, Napoli, Bologna, Firenze, Milano, Verona, Brescia, Cagliari, Torino, Venezia, and Sicilia He won the Premio Taormino in , and since then has been awarded the Premio Camaiore, the Premio Flaiano, the Premio Cavour among others He is published in Italy by Oscar Mondadori, City Lights Italia, and Minimum Fax He was instrumental in arranging extensive poetry tours in Italy produced by City Lights Italia in Firenze He has translated from the Italian Pier Paolo Pasolin s Poemi Romani, which is published by City Lights Books In San Francisco, his work can regularly be seen at the George Krevsky Gallery at Geary StreetFerlinghetti s A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the US It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly ,, copies in print The author of poetry, plays, fiction, art criticism, and essays, he has a dozen books currently in print in the US and his work has been translated in many countries and in many languages His most recent books are A Far Rockaway of the Heart , How to Paint Sunlight , and Americus Book I published by New DirectionsHe has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award, the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters, the American Civil Liberties Union s Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award Ferlinghetti was named San Francisco s Poet Laureate in August .