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Readings by Saundra Mathews-Deacon
from the poetry series "Earbook"
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1 million copies.He has received numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Timesí Robert Kirsch Award, the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the ACLUís Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award. 
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