Lawrence Felinghetti left us

At the age of 101, Lawrence Ferlinghetti—founder of City Lights Bookstore, poet, author, publisher, artist, activist, leader of the Beat Generation, and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate – left us.  His most recent novel, Little Boy, was published in 2019, on the eve of his 100th birthday.
In 2019 our Society recognized him with the prestigious Leonardo Award for all his work and accomplishments. In that occasion his son Lorenzo was with us to take the award and talk about his father’s past and future dreams.

We will all miss him. Here is a nice article from The Guardian

From the Changing Light Poem

The changing light at San Francisco

is none of your East Coast light

none of your

pearly light of Paris

The light of San Francisco

is a sea light

an island light

[…]

But the wind comes at four o’clock

sweeping the hills

And then the veil of early evening

And then another scrim

when the new night

floats in

And in that vale of light

the city drifts

anchorless upon the ocean.

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