Category Archives: Books from City Lights Publishers

Joanne Kyger (1934-2017)

Yesterday we were shocked and saddened to receive news of the death of City Lights author and legendary Beat Generation/San Francisco Renaissance poet Joanne Kyger. Joanne’s death leaves a massive void in American poetry generally and in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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Henry A. Giroux’s Critical Reads & Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Authoritarianism

By Henry A. Giroux via Seminary Co-Op Bookstore It’s time to think dangerously again. In part, this means learning how to hold power accountable, search for the truth, embrace thoughtfulness, and recognize that no society ever reaches the limits of … Continue reading

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“The Secret of Life,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed by Elementary School Student

In the January issue of The New Yick Times, the newspaper by elementary school students at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, Lawrence Ferlinghetti was interviewed in his home (photo above) by Penelope Bloom Aprile. The interview took place on … Continue reading

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City Lights Resistance Reading List

Created in the wake of the November election, our newest bookstore section, “Pedagogies of Resistance,” is designed to act as an educational course in revolutionary competence. These texts build upon one another to highlight the motivations, ideas, successes, and failures … Continue reading

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Wichita Vortex Interview: Outtakes from My Conversation with Michael McClure

  On Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA, I’ll have the pleasure of reading from my new book, Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016), alongside legendary poet Michael McClure, who is celebrating the release of … Continue reading

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Henry A. Giroux Talks President-Elect, Authoritarianism, and More on CTV News

Author Henry A. Giroux appeared on CTV News last week, to discuss American democracy in the shadow of our new President-Elect. Giroux published his book, America at War with Itself, in September through City Lights. Describing America’s radical division as … Continue reading

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Tears . . . and a Smile

By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 11/11/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal For many across America, the presidential election has left them distraught, awash with anxiety, fear and even dread. It seems surreal. A candidate caught on tape, saying what he said, who … Continue reading

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Sam Champion Interviews Reverend Billy on the Weather Channel

In the midst of protesting consumerism and fighting for Earth-conscious justice, Reverend Billy stopped by the Weather Channel for an interview with Sam Champion last month. The Reverend and the Church of Stop Shopping’s choir combat climate change and the … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Carey Perloff‘s book Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (Published by City Lights Publishers) is San Francisco’s One City One Book in 2016! Carey is the Artistic Director of San Francisco’s acclaimed American Conservatory Theater, as well as an … Continue reading

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Maps to the Imaginary: Susan Daitch’s The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir

Adding a fourth novel to her highly-acclaimed bibliography, Susan Daitch takes us on an adventure story like no other in The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir. Named one of Book Riot’s “100 Must-Read Works of Jewish Fiction,” the novel offers a … Continue reading

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