January 12th, 2015 01:42 by Peter Dellolio
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Lawrence Ferlighetti's City Lights Bookstore in San Fransisco. Ferlinghetti was the first to publish what came to be known as The Beat Generation. He began his famous Pocket Poet Series with his own book, "Pictures Of the Gone World," which was Pocket Poets Series No. 1. There are now 60 titles in the series. Ferlinghetti, now 95, published all of the major Beat writers: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and many others.
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