Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Lawrence Ferlinghetti letters
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by format.
Housed with multiple collections.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2011MS180: [identification of item], Lawrence Ferlinghetti letters, 1997, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) is a poet, contemporary with the Beats, and member of the wide-open poetry movement. By 1955 he had founded the City Light Booksellers and Publishers and in 1956 published Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems. Ferlinghetti's major works include A Coney Island of the Mind and A Far Rockaway of the Heart.
A Brief Biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. City Lights Booksellers and Publishers. City Light Booksellers and Publishers. n.d. Web. 12 December 2011.
The collection consists of two letters from Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Kenneth Cherry. One letter includes a copy of Allen Ginsberg's In Memorium pamphlet featuring a poem written by Ferlinghetti entitled Allen Ginsberg Dying.