The Daily

On the Shelf

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns Down 50,000 Euro Poetry Prize

October 12, 2012 | by

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti has declined the fifty-thousand-euro Janus Pannonius International Poetry Prize from the Hungarian branch of PEN, citing the government’s suppression of free speech.
  • Bret Easton Ellis is most seriously displeased: despite his aggressive campaigning, he has not been chosen as the screenwriter for Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • A map of the world based on book publishing.
  • The taxonomy of the literary Halloween costume.
  • “Underwear is definitely pants” and other lies writers tell themselves.
  • [tweetbutton]




    1. Ernest Beyl | October 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      I like Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s style and conviction. He says and does what he believes is right. We need more like him— not only poets but politicians as well.

    2. Apostle Ejembi Uleh | October 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Personal opinion: ‘I perceived this poet -Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a good man. His view about life is not only limited to the problem his fellow compatriots were facing within his national border but world at large. Many good people are facing similar challenge in their RESPECTIVE nation till date.’

      Identify the poet or the writer of this Ode or perhaps didactic poem titled ‘O Jerusalem, Jerusalem’
      A= Caesar Augustus -emperor of the Old powerful Roman empire.
      B= King Herod the great- king of Galilee of Israel.
      C= King David the killer of Goliath.

      ‘ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
      which killest the prophets,
      and stonest them that are sent unto thee;
      how often would I have gathered thy children together,
      as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings,
      and ye would not!
      Behold, your house is left unto you desolate:
      and verily I say unto you,
      Ye shall not see me,
      until the time come when ye shall say,
      Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.’

      Hint: Luke 13:6-35

      (Note: Right answer deserves international honorable mention.
      Send response to

    Leave a Comment