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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions (May 12 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811217191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811217194
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lawrence of America Nov. 5 2007
By S. Ihadi - Published on
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More bon mots from the old bard of San Francisco. To this day Ferlinghetti gets confused for a Beat poet. He is in fact a Bohemian poet and artist who only published the Beats. In this book his words are few but to the point. You want to keep this in your back pocket at all times. Who knows when you're gonna need some emergency wisdom!? He is one of the best poets alive and the title of Lawrence of America is well-earned for a man who single-handedly changed the literary landscape of this country. Thank you Lawrence! May the lights of all the cities of the world shine upon you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Power of Words March 21 2008
By Amy Talent - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Ferlinghetti's little book is full of big inspiration. It is a call to take poetry off the page and live the words. Buy extra copies for your friends and loves, for this is essential reading.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Poetic Wisdom Jan. 7 2008
By Darrell Grizzle - Published on
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This great little book - small enough to carry in one's back pocket, like a New Testament or the Little Red Book of Chairman Mao - is my new Manifesto. "Poetry deconstructs power. Absolute poetry deconstructs absolutely." Happy deconstructing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amazing! Aug. 24 2013
By Let there be good music - Published on
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This book is made of pure inspiration. When I am feeling down and out and uninspired I can pick up this book and read a few pages and it truly gives me a "rebirth of wonder." This great book is like a jolt of life straight to the soul. If you are shopping and having any sort of trepidation about whether or not to buy this book BUY IT! You won't regret it. You will be reading and quoting from this book for the rest of your life. 'Poetry as Insurent Art' is a modern masterpiece. Any time you are feeling drained of inspiration or simply down-and-out and depressed just read a few pages of this book and you'll be cured. It will give you a much needed shot of life. This is one of the few truly great books of poetry. I swear by this book, this masterpiece, this generator of inspiration.
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Powerful images and words Dec 4 2012
By Rock - Published on
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Ferlinghetti leads with powerful words and images, calling poets and humans in general to live life fully and engaged. I have used much of this in my writing classes. Good advice, and poetry, for anyone.