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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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Throwback Thursday: Notes on Thought and Vision by H.D.

Hilda Doolittle, better known as H.D., was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist in association with the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. Considered a protege of Ezra Pound, H.D. relocated to London in 1911, where the Imagist movement … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Violence of Organized Forgetting

The French philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman coined the term “disimagination machine” in order to describe the ruthless manipulation and obfuscation of art, evidence, and images by regimes wishing to oppress the public’s views, as well as experiences, of … Continue reading

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Radioactive on the Derby Line: A Meeting with the U.S. Border Patrol

By Greg Ruggiero After going camping in Quebec with my family last weekend, I rolled up to the U.S. checkpoint in what appeared to be a remote and rural area. Having recently worked on such books as Border Patrol Nation, … Continue reading

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Todd Miller’s Border Patrol Nation and the Emerging Immigration Crisis

For the last fifteen years, Todd Miller has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues as both an acclaimed journalist and as an activist with organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and the NACLA. You can read his … Continue reading

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The Pablo Neruda Centennial Festival’s 10th Anniversary

One of our most popular books in our back catalog is The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems, edited by Mark Eisner. The book was released by City Lights in 2004 on the centennial of Neruda’s birth (Neruda was born on July … Continue reading

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City Lights Celebrates Peter Orlovsky

Wednesday night at City Lights we have the honor of welcoming a trio of Beat Generation poets & scholars back into our midst: Bill Morgan, Joanne Kyger, and Michael McClure. The event is in celebration of the new book and … Continue reading

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The Poetry Project Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

This past Wednesday, the Poetry Project, a New York City-based organization dedicated to promoting, fostering, and inspiring the reading and writing of contemporary poetry, hosted a reading—in its entirety—of Frank O’Hara’s iconic, celebrated, and now fifty-year-old Lunch Poems. With the crowd … 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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New from City Lights Publishers: An Army of Lovers by Juliana Spahr & David Buuck

For their first ever collaboration in prose, An Army of Lovers, Bay Area poets Juliana Spahr and David Buuck take on the alter egos of Demented Panda and Koki, two frustrated poets attempting to write something meaningful and important at … Continue reading

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