FERLINGHETTI--Lawrence: The American Academy of Arts and Letters notes with sorrow the death of the poet, artist, and publisher who became a fearless voice for his time and whose bookstore galvanized West Coast poetry and the Beat movement.

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The man was a prince.

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult period.

I met Lawrence at a writer’s conference in New Orleans. His generosity and love of the written word has, since then, and before, inspired me. His legacy survives him.

Sympathy to the Ferlinghetti for your loss. May the God of tender mercy comfort you at this time of sorrow.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends . While cherishing the beautiful memories you have shared, may you find comfort in God’s promise of “ A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again”.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Started reading his poetry in high school and college, mid to late 60's. Very much identified with "I Am Waiting" as guide to my younger universe. One of the great Beat Poets. He may be gone physically, but his legacy will live as long as people read.

My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort
in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.

I shouted "The World is a Beautiful Place to be Born Into . . ." to the accompaniment of jazz in high school English class in 1966. "Coney Island of the Mind" has been a beloved book ever since. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was one of my heroes and will be until the day I die. Thank you for being pure and honest, Mr. Ferlinghetti.