“A Door to the Sea,” from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s…

Door to the Sea, 1997, oil on canvas

“A Door to the Sea,” from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s paintings in the July/August 2012 issue of Poetry.

via POETRY since 1912 – “A Door to the Sea,” from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s….

As poet, playwright, publisher, and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti helped to spark the San Francisco literary renaissance of the 1950s and the subsequent “Beat” movement. Like the Beats, Ferlinghetti felt strongly that art should be accessible to all people, not just a handful of highly educated intellectuals. His career has been marked by its constant challenge of the status quo; his poetry engages readers, defies popular political movements, and reflects the influence of American idiom and modern jazz.—PoetryFoundation.org

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