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Tuesday Night Vigil Will Honor Life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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A vigil will be held Tuesday night in Jack Kerouac Alley near the famed City Lights Booksellers & Publishers to celebrate the life of San Francisco icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

The poet died Monday after a battle with interstitial lung disease. He was 101 years old, and had lived that century to the fullest.

If you walk by the storefront now, where the likes of Allen Ginsberg once stood, you’ll find a collection of flowers, a cigarette and a PBR tallboy laid out along the sidewalk. The collection will surely grow throughout the day and into the night as people make their way to the mecca of Beat to mourn and muse on the life of a legendary man.

The vigil will take place at 7 p.m. in the alley near the store at 261 Columbus Ave. 

“I am awaiting
perpetually and forever 

a renaissance of wonder”

– Lawrence Ferlinghetti


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