A Coney Island of the Mind is a collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti originally published in It contains some of Ferlinghetti’s most famous poems. A Coney Island of the Mind has ratings and reviews. Bill said: This is one of the best-selling poetry books of all time, and, although that i. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s landmark second volume of poetry.

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Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Minda collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over one million copies.

A Coney Island of the Mind, Poems

A pre 70’s poem. I think there is more pain from ignorance than from any joy. Yes, I like the way he expresses associated hypocrisy. His writing certainly appeals to me.

Revisiting Coney Island of the Mind

And hit it well people stood up at that coffee shop Penny Lane a few blocks from the Naropa Inst. I was so scared cause the size of the crowd grew because Ann Kawrence had a book release up on the hill off Boulder I ran out to get a half pint of Jim Beam and guzzeled down and nailled your poem did not stuttered at all and I have a stamer.


I wish you the best. Hoa can I find this? I am only 83 Compared with him.

The poor guy had no sense of responsibility to us, no idea of what was happening, and basically was making a buck from the near-disaster. But Ferlinghetti’s own poetry, IMO, is on the whole even more interesting, provocative, and engaging than Ginsburg’s.

It’s a shame PH does not list more of his works. I would definitely add to myfavoritepoem list his ‘Christ climbed down from his bare tree this year’ and ‘Dog’ – perhaps others that I’m not remembering at the moment.

I think his ‘Coney Island of the Mind’ is one of the dozen or so best and most original collections to be published in the US in the 20th century.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poems – Poem Hunter

And, of course, his City Lights press was even more influential, publishing and promoting so many ground-breaking volumes; for example, Frank O’Hare’s ‘Lunch Poems’ and many of the San Franciso School of poets.


Lawrence Ferlinghetti Bronxville, New York.

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Best Poem of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The World Is A Beautiful Place The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don’t mind happiness not always being so very much fun if you don’t mind a touch of hell now and then just when everything is fine because even in heaven they don’t sing all the time The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don’t mind some people dying all the time or maybe only starving some of the time which isn’t half bad if it isn’t you Oh the world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don’t much mind a few dead minds in the higher Delivering Poems Around The World.

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