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Juan Felipe Herrera’s Casa de Colores: Digging Through the Library of Congress Archives

Juan Felipe Herrera is currently in his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Among his projects is “Casa de Colores,” which apart from being a collaborative poem with all peoples and all voices, also involves webcasts of Juan Felipe going … Continue reading

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The City Lights Books of Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States

We continue to look back at 60 years of City Lights publishing with the works of Juan Felipe Herrera. [update: Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States on June, 10, 2015!] America’s legacy of multilingual, multiethnic, … Continue reading

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Alejandro Murguía, Poet Laureate of San Francisco

When Mayor Ed Lee asked Alejandro Murguía in 2012 if he would agree to become San Francisco’s sixth Poet Laureate, the first Latino poet to hold the position, Murguía’s first answer was, “Only in the name of my community.” His follow-up was … Continue reading

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City Lights Events for October

Fall is officially here and City Lights has plenty of tricks and treats to share with you during the month of October. Get ready for some incredible author appearances, book release parties, Litquake events, and more! All of these events … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: A Corner of the World by Mylene Fernández-Pintado

Marian is depressed. Her car keeps breaking down. Her job, in Havana as a professor of Spanish literature, is suffocating. She’s has no one, and nothing, that needs her—not even books: “They’ll stay alive even without dusting.” Ostensibly Marian doesn’t write either, and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Julio Cortázar’s Save Twilight

When one hears the name Julio Cortázar, it is most likely in praise of his mastery of short fiction. Along with Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, and Carlos Fuentes Macías, Cortázar is often cited as one of the key figures in the … Continue reading

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