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February 24, 2021
Statement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers on the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The following is a comment from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers, on the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of AAP member publishing house City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
“We join AAP member City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and publishers everywhere, in mourning the loss of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a true champion of the printed word who leaves an extraordinary legacy personified by his essential poetry, his fabled bookstore, his extraordinary work as a promoter and publisher, and his historic role as a proud defender of First Amendment rights.”