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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Helped Launch the Beat Movement, Dies at 101

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Antonio Ferme editorLawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet and political activist who helped launch the Beat movement, died from interstitial lung disease at his home in San Francisco on Monday, his daughter Julie Sasse told the Associated Press.

He was 101.Born in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1919, Ferlinghetti was best known for his first collection of poetry titled “A Coney Island of the Mind,” which was released in 1958 and is still one of the best-selling poetry books ever published.Ferlinghetti was the main subject of the 2009 documentary “Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder,” which was produced and directed by Christopher Felver.

The film explored Ferlinghetti’s impact on numerous prolific poets and the entire Beat movement. He famously stated, “Don’t.

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