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SF Beat Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 96, Has Four Books Coming in 2015

Lawrence Ferlinghetti plans to release four books this year at the youthful age of 96.

According to NPR, the iconic San Francisco poet and co-owner of City Lights Books will publish the 60th anniversary edition of City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology, a collection of his personal travel journals and a book of letters he exchanged with Beat poet Allen Ginsburg, all in 2015.

But wait, there's more: Ferlinghetti's page on the City Lights website adds that a restored edition of Ferlinghetti's first book of poetry "Pictures of the Gone World" will also come out this year.

Ferlinghetti revealed to Morning Edition that one of his most intriguing-sounding ideas is a "stream of consciousness novel" that may never see the light of day.

"It's an endless novel and may never be finished," he said.

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