Last week, Lawrence Ferlinghetti spoke with Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s Bookworm, to discuss his new book Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions). Its title is an aeronautical term for the period between the moment you run out of oxygen and the time you cease to be able to function. As such, it is a dire warning for America.
Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions) is a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization going right to the brink. Lawrence Ferlinghetti will be at City Lights to celebrate the book’s release with poet David Meltzer on Thursday, November 29th.