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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Christy Chan reads “J Is for Jovita Idar”

Another week, another rad woman at City Lights–this time, we have filmmaker Christy Chan at the offices to talk about Jovita Idar and her struggle for equality and rights for workers and immigrants. Here, Christy speaks on staying true to yourself regardless … 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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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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Miriam Klein Stahl, Bay Area Artist and Illustrator of Rad American Women

Miriam Klein Stahl was a natural fit as the illustrator for our first kids book, released this month, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2015). All of … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Rex Ray, 1956-2015

Since his death from late-stage lymphoma in early February, San Francisco artist Rex Ray has been eulogized in many media outlets; by his publisher, Chronicle Books; on the website of his friend and admirer David Bowie; and recently by Douglas Coupland, … Continue reading

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A Van Morrison Literary Playlist

by Alisha Casey One of our newest books features a collection of lyrics, both new and old, classic and rare, by one of the most influential lyricists and musicians of all time, Van Morrison. Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics by … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Deep Code by John Coletti

By Alisha Casey John Coletti’s book of poems, Deep Code, marks the twelfth volume in City Light’s Spotlight Series, a collection dedicated to innovative contemporary American poets, both veteran and upcoming. Since the creation of the Pocket Poets Series by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with his … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Revisiting the End of San Francisco

The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ceremony took place last Monday, and we are very pleased to announce again that one of our recently published memoirs, The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, won the award in the … 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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