Any art can change the world

Any art can change the world, by changing consciousness

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Read poet, publisher and owner of the renowned City Lights interview : ( The sixties blog)

Aside from being one of the most famous living poets in the United
States, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an erudite publisher, a recognized
painter, and lately, he’s a little ticked off at the world. Who can
blame him? Fifty years ago he wrote: “I am waiting/ for the American
Eagle/ to really spread its wings/ and straighten up and fly right.”
Decades later he’s still waiting; it seems no one has heeded his
calls for change. With a massive ecological disaster, two costly
wars, and an economic depression, he might rightly say I told you so.
But who would listen? Poetry hardly draws the audiences that it once
did, much less the national poetry tours that Ferlinghetti speaks of.

8 thoughts on “Any art can change the world

  1. Cool links, nice to find writers who know a thing or two about poetry. Love your poems by the way, wish you would publish them.

    • The novel is based in Santa Barbara, but as one of the characters comes from SF, there is some action there too, some of it in City Lights.
      Thank you for your comment.

  2. I’m fine thank you, what about you?
    Been a busy few days but I’m getting there, still writing like a mad woman. I have a few projects on the back burner.
    Always a pleasure to talk about authors, poets…

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