Author Archives: Katherine Duckworth

Rad American Woman Yuri Kochiyama Print Finds Perfect Home at the Japanese American National Library

This past June, at the American Library Association Annual Conference, City Lights held a raffle for a limited edition print of Rad American Woman Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist most known for her tireless work seeking justice for political prisoners … Continue reading

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“What does the world hate more / than women / in public?” – on Elaine Kahn’s new collection

Elaine Kahn‘s recent release in the City Lights Spotlight Series, profiling innovative contemporary poetry, is Women in Public. The book explores the constructs and complications of identity through the consumption of commodity and of the body, and the war simultaneously … Continue reading

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Bay Area Author, Joshua Mohr, reads from All This Life

Phoenix to SF Mission transplant Joshua Mohr has a bone to pick with tech. His book All This Life released 7/14/15 through Soft Skull, an imprint of Counterpoint Press, follows the trajectory of seven characters all connected through a mass … Continue reading

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Disposable Futures by Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux

If you were looking to curl up with a good dystopian novel this summer, Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, authors of Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle, brand new from City Lights Open Media, … Continue reading

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I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career, the Letters of Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg

A telegram reading, “I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript of Howl?”  began the 42-year correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg soon after the famed reading at the Six Gallery, … Continue reading

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Rebecca Brown Interviewed on MOSS

Northwestern Queer-lit extraordinaire and author of 7 City Lights books, Rebecca Brown, has been working in Seattle since the 80’s (and rent was under $500). Since then she has made her presence in the city worthwhile, participating in multiple educational programs … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings by Mumia Abu-Jamal presents a selection of over 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire period of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history, social change and … Continue reading

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On Time by Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger, one of the Bay Area’s major poets, delivers a real treat of truly diverse work in her latest collection with City Lights On Time: Poems 2005-2014. Fittingly, it includes work chronologically, which the poet Cedar Sigo calls “exquisite … Continue reading

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Excerpts from In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now

Parisian-born author and documentary film maker Benjamin Hedin‘s In Search of the Movement: The Struggle For Civil Rights Then And Now declares to “look for the [Civil Rights] movement” specifically within it’s American origins in the Deep South. Though it … Continue reading

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Carey Perloff Takes the Stage with Memoir Beautiful Chaos

When Carey Perloff took up residency as Artistic Director of the A.C.T. in 1992, it was in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake which left the historic Geary Theater in ruins. By its reopening in 1996, Perloff had breathed … Continue reading

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