When the Indian poets of the Hungryalists literary movement were arrested in at Kolkata, Ferlinghetti introduced the Hungryalist poets to Western readers through the initial issues of City Lights Journal. Soon after settling in San Francisco in , Ferlinghetti met the poet Kenneth Rexroth whose concepts of philosophical anarchism influenced his political development. He self-identifies as a philosophical anarchist, regularly associated with other anarchists in North Beach, and sold Italian anarchist newspapers at the City Lights Bookstore.
While Ferlinghetti has expressed that he is "an anarchist at heart," he concedes that the world would need to be populated by "saints" in order for pure anarchism to be lived practically. Hence he espouses what can be achieved by Scandinavian-style democratic socialism. He urged poets to be engaged in the political and cultural life of the country. As he writes in Populist Manifesto : "Poets, come out of your closets, Open your windows, open your doors, You have been holed up too long in your closed worlds Ferlinghetti was instrumental in bringing poetry out of the academy and back into the public sphere with public poetry readings.
In , he was the initiator of the transformation of Jack Kerouac Alley, located at the side of his shop. He presented his idea to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors calling for repavement and renewal. Vincent Millay , you are Neruda and Mayakovsky and Pasolini , you are an American or a non-American, you can conquer the conquerors with words From Poetry as Insurgent Art [I am signaling you through the flames].
Among his themes are the beauty of natural world, the tragicomic life of the common man, the plight of the individual in mass society, and the dream and betrayal of democracy. He counts among his influences T. Eliot, Ezra Pound, e. Ferlinghetti began painting in Paris in He admired the New York abstract expressionists, and his first work exhibits their influence. A more figurative style is apparent in his later work.
He has been associated with the international Fluxus movement through the Archivio Francesco Conz in Verona. The National Book Foundation made him the recipient of its first Literarian Award , given for outstanding service to the American literary community. Ferlinghetti gave Canadian punk band Propagandhi permission to use his painting The Unfinished Flag of the United States , which features a map of the world painted in the stars and stripes, as the cover of their release Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes.
Before this, the same painting was used for the cover of Michael Parenti's book, Against Empire , which was published by City Lights. Ferlinghetti recited the poem Loud Prayer at The Band's final performance. Titled The Last Waltz , this concert was filmed by Martin Scorsese and released as a documentary which included Ferlinghetti's recitation. He appears as himself in the comedy film The Darwin Awards. The corps took second place at the Drum Corps International Finals.
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