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Published by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 1979)
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Robb Todd
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Shelves: 2013, poetry
It felt appropriate to read this in San Francisco but it's hard to think of why anyone should read this collection. I just don't get it. And the rhyming ... sweet baby jezuz, enough with the pitiful rhyming!

But that's not all that's wrong with some of these poems. If you say there's nothing else to be said, you better stop writing after you say it. If you say it twice and still keep writing, I just don't know what to do with you. And then when you hit me over the head with stupid rhymes, I want
Ferlinghetti is at his best when is examining everyday life in quick, sequential snapshots, each line moving the poem forward from one frame to the next. My personal favorites in this collection are "The Billboard Painters" and "Home Home Home."
"Adieu A' Charlot." **Fantastic** Best of the bunch contained herein. All the others vary, but that poem is fantastic.
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A prominent voice of the wide-open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays. Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti’s poetry countered the literary elite's definition of art and the artist's role in the world. Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry canno ...more
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