Tag Archives: Beat Literature

The City Lights Books of Jack Kerouac

Most people think of Jack Kerouac as a novelist – and rightly so. His era-definingĀ On the Road, foremost among a score of his other novels, is still in print after nearly sixty years and has become shorthand for the literary … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Gerald Nicosia

Welcome back to 5 Questions, our quasi-weekly querying of authors who visit City Lights Bookstore, whether it be a reading, discussion, or performance. This Tuesday, October 28th, Gerald Nicosia will be here to read from his new book of poems, … Continue reading

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Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras

On Monday, October 20th Beat poet Michael McClure celebrated his 82nd birthday. Happy Birthday and thank you for a truly expansive body of work! In the first edition of Ghost Tantras, published in 1964, Michael McClure introduces the collection with … Continue reading

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