Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small Press Publisher, Dies At 101

Poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured above in 1960, was born on March 24, 1919.

In 1956, Ferlinghetti published the first edition of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl. According to one critic, his greatest accomplishments were fighting censorship and starting a small press revolution.

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