Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Born in Bronxville, New York, in 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the cofounder of San Francisco’s hallowed City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. He lives in San Francisco.

Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • 9780811227124 72

    Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy Peters

    Hardcover, 2017

    At last, a compact, powerful overview of one of America’s most beloved and radical poets—spanning more than six decades of work
  • 9781631490019 72

    Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2013

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson

    Hardcover, 2015

    Motorcycle Diaries for a new generation, this long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century.
  • 9780811200417 72

    A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1968

    Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind has become a modern classic. It has been translated into nine languages and there are now three-quarters of a million copies in print.
  • 9780811200424 72


    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vincent McHugh

    Paperback, 1960

    "A surreal semi-autobiographical blackbook record of a semi-mad period of my life, in that mindless, timeless state most romantics pass through, confusing flesh madonnas with spiritual ones." This...
  • The Secret Meaning of Things: Poetry

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1968

    The Secret Meaning of Things is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s fourth book of poems.
  • 9780811210751 72

    Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1989

  • 9780811212731 72

    These are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems 1955-1993

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1995

  • 9780811213981 72

    A Far Rockaway of the Heart: Poems

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 1999

    A Far Rockaway of the Heart is Ferlinghetti's sequel to A Coney Island of the Mind, written forty years later, in what the author has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year.
  • 9780811215213 72

    How to Paint Sunlight: Lyric Poems & Others (1997-2000)

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Paperback, 2002

  • 9780811220316 72

    Time of Useful Consciousness

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Hardcover, 2012

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization moving towards its brink.