On October 9, 2007 in the independent bookstore The
Booksmith located on 1655 Haight St. in San Francisco,
CA Lawrence Ferlinghetti held a reading from his new
book titled Poetry as Insurgent Art. Below are photos from
the reading mixed with passages taken from the book.
Don't be so open minded that your
brains fall out.
Don't destroy the world unless you
have something better to replace it.
Make common words uncommon.
If a poem has to be explicated, it's
a failure of communication.
If you would be a poet, invent a new
language anyone can understand.