Category Archives: Poetry on a Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Poetry on a Monday Reviews: Beast Feast by Cody-Rose Clevidence

By Jackson Meazle I first read Cody-Rose Clevidence‘s poems in the esoteric handmade magazine Bestoned. This little string-bound pamphlet proved the Arkansas Ozarks still nurtured a range of quality poets. Then I had in my hand a book published by … Continue reading

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Poetry on a Monday: Ted Berrigan/Anne Waldman Reading

Ted Berrigan Blythswood Square Poetry Reading 1973 from CCA: Glasgow on Vimeo. “This reading of Waldman and Berrigan’s poem “Memorial Day” was performed as part of a reading series at 98 Greene Street Loft curated by the poet Ted Greenwald. … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Lenelle Moïse

Now that the fall event season is officially under way here at City Lights Bookstore, our quasi-weekly series, “5 Questions” is back in full force. This week, we have three events. The first is this Tuesday, as we celebrate the … Continue reading

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Review: Thing Music by Anthony McCann

by Jackson Meazle Anthony’s McCann’s newest book, Thing Music (Wave Books, 2014), gets one thinking about the practice of poetry again. He says in the acknowledgments that his book is “traversed” by John’s Ashbery’s work, and that may be the … Continue reading

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Review: The Living Method by Sara Nicholson

by Jackson Meazle Sara Nicholson‘s debut, The Living Method (The Song Cave, 2014), doesn’t cease to amuse or elude me. The poem’s movement from one image-thought to the next possesses an air of elated mystery. Like Rilke’s vertigo, her vision … Continue reading

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