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A Coney Island of the Mind  
Cover
first edition and current cover
Author(s) Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Cover artist Rudolphe de Harak/Bettman Archive
Country U.S.
Language English
Genre(s) Poetry
Publisher New Directions
Publication date 1958
Pages 93
ISBN 0811200418
OCLC Number 284358

A Coney Island of the Mind is a collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti originally published in 1958. It contains some of Ferlinghetti's most famous poems, such as "I am Waiting", and "Junkman's Obbligato", which were created for jazz accompaniment. There are approximately a million copies in print of A Coney Island, and the book has been translated into over a dozen languages. It remains one of the best-selling and most popular books of poetry ever published.

Coney Island was written in the conservative post-war 1950s, and his poetry resonates with a joyful anti-establishment fervor.

In 2008, New Directions published a Special 50th Anniversary Edition with a CD of the author reading his work.

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