Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “The Young Yeats” (2008), oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches (All images courtesy New Release, New York; copyright Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Except for “The Bastards” whose courtesy is Mauro Aprile Zanetti, San Francisco)

SEIZE THE DAY, New Yorkers! Lawrence Ferlinghetti is back in the East Coast, where he was born at the beginning of the last century, March 24, 1919, on the aftermath of a very dramatic polio epidemic that in 1916 had particularly decimated New York’s population, and right after the very tragic 1918 pandemic flu, the world’s worst one of the XX century.

If not in person — now almost blind and deaf, even if exceptionally lucid and brilliant though — San Francisco’s First Poet Laureate and City Lights Books co-founder will “be back home” to his “A Coney Island Of…

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