2015 National Poetry Month Playlist

National Poetry Month is this month. You now have permission to take an hour off of work today to listen to this poetry playlist featuring City Lights authors past and present.

City Lights is publishing 3 poetry books in the month of April.

Two-Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook by David Meltzer

Women in Public by Elaine Kahn (City Lights Spotlight #13)

On Time: Poems 2005-2014 by Joanne Kyger.

We’re also celebrating these books with the following events:

David Meltzer presents Two-Way Mirror at City Lights on Wednesday, April 8. Joanne Kyger celebrates the release of On Time at the SF Public Library on April 14 with special guest Bill Berkson. Audio for Elaine Kahn’s book release party can be found here at the City Lights Podcast site or on iTunes.

1. Video and performance of Lenelle Moïse reading the title poem from Haiti Glass:

2. Joanne Kyger reading at the University of California, Berkely in 2007:

3. Will Alexander reads “Vibrations from the Coast of India” outside Detroit’s historic Scarab Club art gallery minutes after his May 2012 reading for the Woodward Line Poetry Series:

4. Diane di Prima reading at the San Francisco Public Library for the RADAR Reading Series in 2010:

5. Elaine Kahn reading from Women in Public for the SF Weekly blog Exhibitionist:


Find all of our poetry titles here and stay tuned for more National Poetry Month festivities from City Lights.

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