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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…

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Poetry on a Monday: Baseball? Tis the season

September 1965 Poetry Magazine Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Baseball Canto

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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…

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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…

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Excerpt from Tender Buttons: The Corrected Centennial Edition

Tender Buttons: The Corrected Centennial Edition is hot off the press here at City Lights Publishers–the first and only edition of the modernist classic to incorporate Gertrude Stein’s own handwritten…

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Poetry on a Monday

It’s National Poetry Month, which means we have lots of poetry going on in the poetry room throughout April. On Tuesday the 8th, Raina J. León, Alexandra Mattraw, and Kevin…

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Friday Staff Pick: Piano Stories

Piano Stories Felisberto Hernández Translated by Luis Harss Introduction by Italo Calvino Preface by Francine Prose One of the strangest things I have ever read. It is wonderful. —Recommended by…

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Planet News!

It’s National Poetry Month! We have lots of exciting poetry events at City Lights of course; Kevin Young! Matthew Zapruder! The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics! Sixteen Rivers Press!…

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Poetry on a Monday: Gertrude Stein edition…

A home movie (originally captured on 16mm film) taken by Julian Stein of Michael Stein’s home, designed by Le Corbusier, in Garches, France and Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas…