Tag Archives: Elaine Kahn

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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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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Time Is a Mouth: Elaine Kahn’s Voluptuous Dream during an Eclipse

The first thing you notice about Elaine Kahn’s poetry is the priority it places on disarming the reader. This is usually a sign that communication itself is central to the narrative, and Kahn’s poetic mode is the kind of heartbreaking … Continue reading

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Notes from the Underground: Flowers & Cream Press

City Lights Books is proud to present the first in a series of investigations into what is happening underground, in the world of small presses, home made publications and chapbook production. Here we have Thurston Moore, one half of the … Continue reading

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