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Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Informal talk and poetry reading

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. George A. Smathers Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
Title: Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Informal talk and poetry reading
Dates: August 9, 1968
Abstract: Recording of poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. Reel audio recording, 3 3/4 ips, Mono. Duration: 00:30:26.
Identification: Recording Number 30
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Originally recorded on reel-to-reel. The digital audio file was created in May 2004 from a cassette copy of the original.

The tape recording was done at a session with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and a small group of people. The location may have been the Poetry Reading Room in Special Collections. A range of topics were discussed including poetry and poets (as T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell and others), the Theater of the Absurd, and the war in Vietnam.

Access or Use Restrictions


The recording is available for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Informal talk and poetry reading, Audio Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

American poetry--20th century
Beat generation
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.

For further information, please contact: Special Collections Access Services.

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