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Puerto Rican Obituary: The Work of Pedro Pietri and New Book Selected Poetry

“There was no one in this country as ferocious as brilliant or as necessary as Pedro Pietri. In these days of growing inequality it is his rebel vision I turn to for hope and for strength. A towering poet, absolutely … 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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The Pablo Neruda Centennial Festival’s 10th Anniversary

One of our most popular books in our back catalog is The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems, edited by Mark Eisner. The book was released by City Lights in 2004 on the centennial of Neruda’s birth (Neruda was born on July … Continue reading

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