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Joanne Kyger (1934-2017)

Yesterday we were shocked and saddened to receive news of the death of City Lights author and legendary Beat Generation/San Francisco Renaissance poet Joanne Kyger. Joanne’s death leaves a massive void in American poetry generally and in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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On Time by Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger, one of the Bay Area’s major poets, delivers a real treat of truly diverse work in her latest collection with City Lights On Time: Poems 2005-2014. Fittingly, it includes work chronologically, which the poet Cedar Sigo calls “exquisite … 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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Videos: Gary Snyder & Friends Celebrating Lew Welch’s “Ring of Bone”

Last month Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Peter Coyote, Jerry Martien, Steve Sanfield, Tom Killion, and Huey Lewis celebrated the release of the new edition of Ring of Bone, the pivotal work of Beat-era icon, and close friend of … Continue reading

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Event: A Celebration of Lew Welch’s Ring of Bone

Guard the Mysteries! Constantly reveal Them!   Last week Gary Snyder rallied his friends to celebrate the new edition of Ring of Bone, the pivotal work of Beat-era icon, and close friend of Snyder’s, Lew Welch. He brought Joanne Kyger, … Continue reading

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