San Francisco Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100

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San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 on March 25. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

Publisher, activist, and mentor to many iconic figures of the Beat Generation, San Francisco's first poet laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti celebrates his 100th birthday on March 24. Ferlinghetti's 65-year-old City Lights Books is hosting a series of birthday events, including a book release for his new novel, "Little Boy." And Mayor London Breed has declared March 24th "Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day." Join us as we discuss the ways in which Ferlinghetti has -- and continues -- to influence and reflect San Francisco. Tell us, how has his work affected you?

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Chloe Veltman, reporter, KQED news

Elaine Katzenberger, publisher and executive director, City Lights Books

Oscar Villalon, managing editor, Zyzzyva

Jack Hirschman, San Francisco poet, translator, editor and social activist