Over Sixty years ago, Ferlinghetti, now 98, was the principal publisher of an iconoclastic band of writers and poets known as the Beat Generation. Today, he's still co-owner of City Lights, one of the most celebrated independent book stores in America. These are quieter days for the internationally acclaimed poet and painter. His eyes are going, but his mind and humor are sharp.
Kenneth Atchity with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Bukowski