Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder - Film and Panel

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:00 pm

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Tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This event features a screening of the documentary film Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder, introduced by the Chris Felver. Following the film, there will be a live Zoom roundtable discussion with Chris Felver; Ferlinghetti biographer and poet Neeli Cherkovski; SJSU Professor of Art and visual artist Patrick Surgalski; and City Lights Publishing Co. editor and poet Garret Caples. The discussion will be moderated by Joyce Jenkins, veteran Bay Area Poet and publisher of Poetry Flash, the West’s literary newsletter, which continues to be published online. 


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Excellent and entirely worthwhile. The film was somewhat of a collage but the collected footage was well selected and the sparing narration or voice over by Ferlinghetti himself greatly enhanced the "viewing experience." The panel discussion was a delight, with tender remembrances and fun anecdotes that did not paint a portrait--or series of sketches--of a saint, but of a complex and extraordinary man. He seems to have been genuinely decent and enduringly brilliant. Thank you for this loving tribute to the life and work of Lawrence Ferlinghetti!