Author Archives: David F Young

New from City Lights Publishers: The Violence of Organized Forgetting

The French philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman coined the term “disimagination machine” in order to describe the ruthless manipulation and obfuscation of art, evidence, and images by regimes wishing to oppress the public’s views, as well as experiences, of … Continue reading

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Todd Miller’s Border Patrol Nation and the Emerging Immigration Crisis

For the last fifteen years, Todd Miller has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues as both an acclaimed journalist and as an activist with organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and the NACLA. You can read his … Continue reading

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The Poetry Project Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

This past Wednesday, the Poetry Project, a New York City-based organization dedicated to promoting, fostering, and inspiring the reading and writing of contemporary poetry, hosted a reading—in its entirety—of Frank O’Hara’s iconic, celebrated, and now fifty-year-old Lunch Poems. With the crowd … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Woman With Guitar, Memphis Minnie’s Blues by Paul and Beth Garon

She is an icon of the blues. Her songs have been covered and recorded by Bob Wills, Muddy Waters, Mance Lipscomb, and Clifton Chenier. Musicians such as Eddie Boyd, Calvin Frazier, J. B. Hutto, and Chuck Berry have listed her … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: An Army of Lovers by Juliana Spahr & David Buuck

For their first ever collaboration in prose, An Army of Lovers, Bay Area poets Juliana Spahr and David Buuck take on the alter egos of Demented Panda and Koki, two frustrated poets attempting to write something meaningful and important at … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Stray Poems by Alejandro Murguía

In the early ’70s, Alejandro Murguía moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  When he was 19, he published his first book of poems, then took a job as a MUNI driver.  Forty years later, Murguía no longer drives buses, but is … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Haiti Glass by Lenelle Moïse

City Lights Publishers is proud to present Haiti Glass, the debut collection of poetry and prose by Lenelle Moïse.  Displaying a range of subjects, from her experiences growing up in Boston as a Haitian immigrant to searing meditations on family, religion, … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Tranquilized Tongue by Eric Baus

In his newest and third collection of poems, The Tranquilized Tongue, Eric Baus meditates on the prosody of language through a series of enigmatic and surrealist sentences.  With titles such as “The Panoramic Murmur” and “The Corporeal Cliff” and a form … Continue reading

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