At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn’t Done Yet

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti lives in a modest second-story walk-up in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Hanging on his walls are his doctorate from the Sorbonne, an unframed Paul Gaugin print and posters of celebrated poetry readings dating back to the days when he personified a hip, literate and rebellious San Francisco. Not that he’s nostalgic.

“Everything was better than it is when you’re old,” he says.

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Marten Brouwer hat ea kontakt han mei Lawrence Ferlinghetti, hat him troffen yn San Francisco. Se ha gedichten utwiksele, Brouwer hat oer dizze utjouwer/dichter fan de Beat Generation (Ginsburg, Kerouac û.o.) skreaun yn quatrebras. Operaesje Fers hat letter yn 1968 en fierder de kontakten mei dy dichters fuortsetten.

Yn de literêre neilittenskip fan Brouwer sil faaks materiaal wêze ut dy tiid, miskien sels gedichten.
Yn syn sammele poëzy – ‘Reade kater tsjin har hoksen’ – stiet ien oersetting fan Lawrence Ferlinghetti – crucifixion poem.
NB: Brouwer wie gjin kosmysk skriuwer, mar earder kosmopolitysk.