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Blasts Cries Laughter (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets) (Paperback)

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A new, shorter collection by America's preeminent living poet and social activist, who is just as fiery and provocative as ever at 94 years old.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Blasts contains blasts, blessings, and curses in the vortex of today, taking its cues from the original little magazine, Blast, published by Wyndham Lewis with Ezra Pound in 1914–15 that helped create the modernist movement in literature and the visual arts. In these fearless new poems, Ferlinghetti, America’s everyman bard, speaks for the poor, the forgotten, the beaten, and the bombed.

About the Author

In 1953 Lawrence Ferlinghetti cofounded City Lights, the first paperback bookstore in the United States, a Mecca for millions. His Coney Island of the Mind is one of the best-selling volumes of poetry by any living American poet. Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, Ferlinghetti has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811221788
ISBN-10: 0811221784
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: January 27th, 2014
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Directions Poetry Pamphlets