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Ferlinghetti, MacAgy Award 2012


Lawrence Ferlinghetti, reads from A Coney Island of the Mind at SFAI’s 2012 Commencement

Ferlinghetti, attended SFAI’s Friday afternoon open studio drawing sessions beginning in 1956 and would hang out at the School’s cafe and outdoor courtyard adjacent to the Meadow. At the 2012 Commencement Ferlinghetti received the MacAgy Award, recognized as a Poet, Pacifist, Publisher, Painter, Political Activist and a Pretty Damn Good Role Model.

Go to the 21 minute mark on this Vimeo link to hear Ferlinghetti’s advice to the SFAI graduating class of 2012.


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