Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News at Eleven: These days, the poet is gravitating to painting.

George Krevsky, [Lawrence] Ferlinghetti's longtime gallerist, said, "When I first met Lawrence, I said, 'I've met two great poets--you and Robert Frost,' and he said, 'You should see my paintings.' "

For Ferlinghetti, painting is a "lyrical escape," a way to express himself that has more immediacy than his poems.

"It's easier to get high doing a painting," he said, walking home from the North Beach cafe.

from San Francisco Chronicle: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's indelible image


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