Tag Archives: Frank O’Hara

Homage to Bill Berkson

By Garrett Caples With much sadness I note the death of poet, critic, professor, lecturer, and friend to City Lights Bill Berkson (1939-2016), from a heart attack on June 16. Bill was perhaps best known for his association with the … 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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5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s Journal

5 Questions, where we peer into the very souls of visiting authors to City Lights Bookstore, continues today with John Freeman who is here tonight celebrating the first issue of his new literary venture, Freeman’s Journal. He’ll be in conversation … Continue reading

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Blackwell’s Bookshop Celebrates 60 Years of City Lights Publishing in Oxford

On Wednesday, June 3, Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford, a wonderful bookstore located on Broad Street in Oxford, put together a program to celebrate 60 years of City Lights Publishing. The event featured local poets reading works from Jack Kerouac, Allen … Continue reading

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Don Allen, Grey Fox, and Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara

By Katherine Duckworth When Edwin Denby said about influential editor Don Allen, “When will he have the complete poems of Frank O’Hara?” he was hoping to see two volumes of previously uncollected work joined with the original Collected Poems (a … Continue reading

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Lunch with Frank: 3 “Poems”

Our 50th Anniversary edition of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems was released last month. For the time being and into the foreseeable future, we’ll be spending our lunches with Frank across our social media channels, sharing news and reviews related to … 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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National Poetry Month: The Films of Richard O Moore

In a week from today City Lights will have the pleasure of San Francisco Renaissance poet (and the founder of KPFA) Richard O Moore‘s company; he will be here on the 2nd of May at 7pm celebrating the re-release of … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Excerpt from “Poems Retrieved” by Frank O’Hara

from Poems Retrieved Bill’s Body Shop Oh snows of only two months ago! when will you fall back up into the sky and fall down again like an airplane? I put my passengers onto the plane and then drove back … Continue reading

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