A Picture of the Gone World
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Chicago Review
When this selection from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 1955 Pictures of the Gone World appeared in the Winter 1958 issue of Chicago Review, it marked the magazine's first publication of the new poetry coming out of San Francisco. As the poet would remark in the subsequent issue, "the poetry which has been making itself heard here of late is what should be called street poetry. For it amounts to getting the poet out of the inner esthetic sanctum where he has too long been contemplating his complicated navel. It amounts to getting poetry back into the street where it once was, out of the classroom, out of the speech department, and - in fact - off the printed page." This attitude toward print …
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Publication information: Article title: A Picture of the Gone World. Contributors: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - Author. Journal title: Chicago Review. Volume: 42. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer-Fall 1996. Page number: 37+. © 1999 University of Chicago. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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