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Lawrence Ferlingetti Dead @ 101

Perknose

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He published Ginsberg's Howl and was arrested and prosecuted for pornography. He was acquitted.

I've been in his long-running bookstore in SF, City Lights. He was an integral part of the flowering of the beat poets in the 50's, and he kept the damn light on for decades and decades after.
 
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Not familiar with him, but he sounded like a cool dude. I think I've heard of the bookshop from somewhere.
 

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