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Homage to Bill Berkson

By Garrett Caples With much sadness I note the death of poet, critic, professor, lecturer, and friend to City Lights Bill Berkson (1939-2016), from a heart attack on June 16. Bill was perhaps best known for his association with the … Continue reading

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Julien Poirier and the Art of the Poetry Album

By Garrett Caples I’ve been thinking lately about the poetry album as a form of art, prompted in part by the wonderful biographical account Kyla Marshell wrote of the late Sarah Webster Fabio, “The Mother of Black Studies,” for the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the City Lights Spotlight Series

Our 60th Anniversary celebration of our Publishing house continues with a look at one of our newest series, spotlighting innovative contemporary poets both young and old, the City Lights Spotlight Series. In 2009, City Lights enlisted the multitalented poet, journalist, … Continue reading

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Homage to Richard O. Moore (1920-2015)

(Photo of Richard O. Moore, 2011, by Brian Lucas) by Garrett Caples It is with much sadness that I have to report that poet and filmmaker Richard O. Moore died on March 25, 2015, a week before the official publication … Continue reading

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What’s Big in Littles

by Garrett Caples Scholar, author, editor David Calonne, with whom I’ve worked on three volumes and counting of uncollected Bukowski for City Lights, recently sent me the poet’s contribution to Mainstream’s 1963 symposium on little mags, those perfect-bound literary journals … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Spotlight Poetry~ Hosted by City Lights Editor Garrett Caples

Throughout the summer, The City Lights Foundation is sponsoring our special guest-curated SUNDAYS IN JACK KEROUAC ALLEY event series. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings, casual literary readings and musical performances outdoors in … Continue reading

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