- Lawrence Ferlinghettipoet and co-founder of the San Francisco bookstore and publishing house City Lights Books. In 1956 City Lights published Allen Ginsberg’s Howl. Ferlinghetti’s own poetry collection “A Coney Island of the Mind” continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1,000,000 copies in print. He is also the author of plays, fiction, art criticism, and essays.
Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (or PRI) suffered heavy defeats in national elections yesterday, the first time ever that the ruling party has allowed opposition parties to win major governmental posts up and down the Central American country.