- NAME: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- OCCUPATION: Publisher, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: March 24, 1919 (Age: 94)
- Did You Know?: Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a naval officer during World War II.
- EDUCATION: University of North Carolina, Columbia University, Sorbonne
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Yonkers, New York
- AKA: Lawrence Ferling
- AKA: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- Full Name: Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti
- Originally: Lawrence Monsanto Ferling
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was one of the founders of the Beat movement in San Francisco in the mid-1950s.
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In 2012, Ferlinghetti refused the Janus Pannonius International Poetry Prize, an award upwards of $60,000, because the prize was funded in part by the Hungarian government, which Ferlinghetti has been critical of for its authoritarian leanings.
In addition to poetry, Ferlinghetti has published novels and plays and is a serious painter. From 1998 to 2000, Ferlinghetti was named poet laureate of San Francisco, where he still lives.
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