How to Paint Sunlight
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Publisher: New Directions (2002)
This collection of recent poems is graced with a short introduction by the poet in which he says, "All I ever wanted to do was to paint light on the walls of life." For more than fifty years Ferlinghetti has been doing just that—illuminating both the everyday and the unusual, all the while keeping true to his original dictum of speaking in a way accessible to everyone. He has been, and remains, "One of our ageless radicals and true bards" (–Booklist) and his voice is well-known in many places around the world.