On today's show: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the godfather of the Beat Generation, is celebrating his centennial. We’ll hear from San Francisco’s first poet laureate and people he inspired. Then, we’ll meet the current United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, who grew up in Fairfield. And, poetry from Solano State Prison. We’re celebrating the beauty of language.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 100: San Francisco's poets pay tribute
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 100: War vet turned beat poet
- Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to airwaves
- Poetry from Solano State Prison
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