Tag Archives: City Lights Foundation

5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Carey Perloff‘s book Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (Published by City Lights Publishers) is San Francisco’s One City One Book in 2016! Carey is the Artistic Director of San Francisco’s acclaimed American Conservatory Theater, as well as an … Continue reading

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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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Alejandro Murguía, Poet Laureate of San Francisco

When Mayor Ed Lee asked Alejandro Murguía in 2012 if he would agree to become San Francisco’s sixth Poet Laureate, the first Latino poet to hold the position, Murguía’s first answer was, “Only in the name of my community.” His follow-up was … Continue reading

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Diane di Prima Turns 80

Today San Francisco’s own Beat poet Diane di Prima celebrates her 80th birthday, and so it is our pleasure to dedicate today’s post to the recognition of her contribution to the landscape of the revolutionary Beat Generation. Happy Birthday, Diane, from City Lights … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Poesia del Corazón ~ Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

This upcoming Sunday marks the first event in our SUNDAYS IN KEROUAC ALLEY series, sponsored by The City Lights Foundation. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings throughout the summer, casual literary readings and … Continue reading

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