Nov 04, 2008, 12:35PM

Don't worry about dissident poetry

Lawrence Ferlinghetti puts us all to rest.

For truth:

On the eve of Election Day 2008, some thoughts from NBCC Sandrof award winner Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an outtake from former NBCC prez John Freeman's "Hopes for a Happy Ending: Literary Voices on the American Election:"

"It has been a long idealist dream that someday society life on earth would evolve in such a way that dissident writers and intellectuals would no longer have to be dissident. There are similarities between Obama and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, but they do not point to any real political or social revolution. JFK was not a revolutionary, and he would not have turned into one if he had lived.


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