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    At San Francisco's Jazz Cellar, back in the day, Lawrence Ferlinghetti recites poetry to jazz

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      At San Francisco's Jazz Cellar, back in the day, Lawrence Ferlinghetti recites poetry to jazz

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      Lawrence Ferlinghetti photo by Jerry Stoll

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