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New from City Lights Publishers: Nochita by Dia Felix

In her debut novel, Nochita, Dia Felix tells the fierce story of a girl who runs away from an alcoholic father and an uncaring life, then takes to the streets…


Poetry on a Monday: SchizoCulture

I think “schizo-culture” here is being used rather in a special sense. Not referring to clinical schizophrenia, but to the fact that the culture is divided up into all sorts…


Friday Staff Pick: Dust

Dust A Novel Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor —Recommended by both Tân and Paul, City Lights Books From a breathtaking new voice, a novel about a splintered family in Kenya—a story of…


From the Backlist: Anne Waldman’s Fast Speaking Woman

The 40th anniversary event for the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics is this Sunday, April 20th, at City Lights Books. In preparation of this event, we’d like to share…

Planet News

Planet News!

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that…


Excerpt from Border Patrol Nation by Todd Miller

In Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Border Security, Todd Miller documents the rapid militarization of the U.S. Border Patrol, a change that has led to an…


Poetry on a Monday: Baseball? Tis the season

September 1965 Poetry Magazine Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Baseball Canto


Friday Staff Pick: City

City Alessandro Baricco An intellectually powerful and refreshing narrative seen through the eyes of a boy prodigy with a strong will and an overactive imagination. This book has many dimensions…

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Planet News!

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor…


Etel Adnan in Conversation with Lisa Robertson

The Spring 2014 issue of BOMB features an interview with poet, painter, and essayist Etel Adnan, whose book of lyric vignettes, In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country…