I don't know about the significance, but I find it very cool that a beat poet's painting is the cover for this book.www.whizzo.ca/paul/ccd.html
Dig that baby, you can see the beret'd narrator with sunglasses reading in deep tones, hear the acoustic bass drones, bongos pump, audience fingers snap off beat - yeah, snapping no clapping - smell the Gauloises, taste the Laphroaig... Yeahhhhh, real cool daddio!
Ferlinghetti also owns City Lights bookstore in San Francisco which published this book. Well, I guess that explains the cover! Edited by: LanDroid at: 7/10/07 9:46 pm