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How Far Can You Open Your Mind

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How far can you open your mind before your brains fall out?
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote the line in his book of poems, San Francisco Poems. Ferlinghetti is an American poet, activist and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. His main audience is young people with his poetry being against social norms and that art should be shared among everyone. He termed his work the be “wide-open” referring to the wide range of content and mode. The idea that art was only for the higher class was an ideology that Ferlinghetti was against. He was very vocal that art was meant for everyone to participate in and see. Felinghetti also write fiction with his most recent book called Little Boy (2019). He is also 101 years old as of June 2020.


Ferlinghetti, L. (2003). San Francisco poems. San Francisco, CA: City Lights.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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