Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a poet, playwright, publisher, activist, and an essential voice in the Beat generation in San Francisco. He co-founded City Lights bookstore. His collections of poems include A Coney Island of the Mind, Endless Life: Selected Poems, and These Are My Rivers: New and Selected Poems, 1955–1993. Poetry as Insurgent Art was published in 2005. Writing Across the Landscape, from which ‘‘Russian Winter Journal’’ is taken, was published in 2015.
Penetrating the Soviet Union in 1967
July 1, 2015