Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101


by the Guardian

the Guardian— Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the famous City Lights bookshop in San Francisco and became an icon of the city himself, has died aged 101. Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday night. His son Lorenzo said that the cause was interstitial lung disease. Continue reading

Boing Boing—Beat poet and City Lights Books founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti dead at 101. An icon of the Beat era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away yesterday at the age of 101. Ferlinghetti was a poet, an artist, a cultural ambassador, and the founder of City Lights Bookstore and Publishing. He retained a sharp mind and continued to rabble rouse and offer thoughtful critiques on social issues and the changing landscape of San Francisco well into his 90s. — Read the rest

BBC News—Lawrence Ferlinghetti: US poet and publisher dies aged 101. One of the leading lights of the beat movement, he published the likes of Kerouac and Ginsberg.

POLITICO—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and activist, dies at 101. He also published landmark works of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl.”