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5 Questions for Julien Poirier, Author of Out of Print

Always a special night when we celebrate one of our own publications at City Lights! Julien Poirier reads from his new poetry collection, Out of Print, No. 14 in the City Lights Spotlight Series, at our bookstore on Tuesday, April … Continue reading

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“What does the world hate more / than women / in public?” – on Elaine Kahn’s new collection

Elaine Kahn‘s recent release in the City Lights Spotlight Series, profiling innovative contemporary poetry, is Women in Public. The book explores the constructs and complications of identity through the consumption of commodity and of the body, and the war simultaneously … 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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Review: Language Arts by Cedar Sigo

by Jackson Meazle We’ve come a long way by the time the first poem of Cedar Sigo’s new book Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014) is over. It is a prose ode to poets, friends, publishers, and people in general who made … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Eric Baus

Welcome back to 5 Questions, a monthly feature on the Blog in which we query an author visiting our store for an event. With each of our new City Lights publications, we try to invite all of our authors to … Continue reading

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Exploring Factory by Antler

In 1980, Lawrence Ferlinghetti published the epic poem Factory by the poet known as Antler as the 38th installment in the City Lights Pocket Series. Moving through physical and mental landscapes with Whitmanian long lines (and so at the time compared … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Tranquilized Tongue by Eric Baus

In his newest and third collection of poems, The Tranquilized Tongue, Eric Baus meditates on the prosody of language through a series of enigmatic and surrealist sentences.  With titles such as “The Panoramic Murmur” and “The Corporeal Cliff” and a form … Continue reading

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