Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies aged 101
Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Caffe Trieste in 2012 by Christopher Michel
Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Caffe Trieste in 2012 by Christopher Michel Credit: Cmichel67, via Wikimedia Commons

American poet, painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died at the age of 101 of interstitial lung disease in San Francisco. Lawrence published many of the Beat poets, offered an essential meeting place for the Beats with his City Lights bookstore and was considered a Beat poet as well.