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Grateful Message to Bolinas by Reverend Billy

Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of the Stop Shopping Choir is the author of the newly released handbook for earth activism and anti-corporate cultural revolution The Earth Wants YOU, published by City Lights Publishers. This essay, written by Rev. … Continue reading

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“Rev. Billy Vows to Levitate the de Young, a Museum on the Rise”

Performance artist and eco/anti-consumerist activist Reverend Billy Talen is getting ready to kick off the celebration for the release of The Earth Wants YOU, the Reverend’s manual for the earth-led revolution. Starting this Sunday, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping … 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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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Ingrid Rojas Contreras Reads “D Is for Dolores Huerta”

This week on “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z,” we welcomed writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras to our offices to read about Dolores Huerta. She spoke about her admiration of Dolores’ ability to help other female immigrants express themselves and deconstruct their own experiences. … Continue reading

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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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Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z: Carissa Potter & Heather Van Winkle Read “G Is for the Grimke Sisters”

After taking a break during the winter holidays, we’re back with more rad women reading Rad American Women A-Z! This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Van Winkle and Carissa Potter, two amazing artists who run … Continue reading

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Frank Lima Celebration

by Garrett Caples A celebration of the life and work of Frank Lima, hosted by Julien Poirier and Garrett Caples, featuring readings by David Shapiro, Ron Padgett, Tony Towle, Bob Holman, Wendy Xu, Susie Timmons, Filip Marinovich, Guillermo Parra, Tim … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Obituary: The Work of Pedro Pietri and New Book Selected Poetry

“There was no one in this country as ferocious as brilliant or as necessary as Pedro Pietri. In these days of growing inequality it is his rebel vision I turn to for hope and for strength. A towering poet, absolutely … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Robert Jensen, Author of Plain Radical

In our last event of 2015, we welcome back to City Lights an old friend. Robert Jensen will be at City Lights Bookstore this Thursday discussing his new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully … Continue reading

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Watch the 2015 Miami Book Fair Live

City Lights has a handful of events this year at the 2015 Miami Book Fair including four events with City Lights authors and our own panel discussing our 60th anniversary as a publisher. All events are free unless otherwise noted. … Continue reading

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