Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Today is the 90th birthday of UNC alum Lawrence Ferlinghetti, co-founder and co-owner of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, San Francisco, California, and one of America’s leading poets. Ferlinghetti, who was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, graduated from UNC in 1941, though he used the name “Lawrence Ferling” while in Chapel Hill (see image above from the 1941 UNC yearbook).

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