Tag Archives: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“The Secret of Life,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed by Elementary School Student

In the January issue of The New Yick Times, the newspaper by elementary school students at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, Lawrence Ferlinghetti was interviewed in his home (photo above) by Penelope Bloom Aprile. The interview took place on … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: David Meltzer (1937-2016)

[David Meltzer, left, with Lawrence Ferlinghetti; photo by Garrett Caples] As if 2016 needed to perpetrate one final outrage on our society, poet, musician, novelist, editor, anthologist, and all-around polymath David Meltzer died early in the morning on December 31, … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Bestsellers for November 2015

HARDCOVER TOP 10 BESTSELLERS FOR NOVEMBER 2015 1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights) 2. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard O. Moore, Part 2

By Garrett Caples On Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m. here in the Bay Area, KQED (Channel 9) will present a short, four-film retrospective of documentaries directed by poet & filmmaker Richard O. Moore as a member of the KQED … Continue reading

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I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career, the Letters of Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg

A telegram reading, “I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript of Howl?”  began the 42-year correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg soon after the famed reading at the Six Gallery, … 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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5 Questions with Emily Schultz

We are proud to welcome this Wednesday to City Lights Bookstore Emily Schultz, author of the acclaimed The Blondes: A Novel (from Thomas Dunne Books). Schultz’s new work has been praised by the likes of Margaret Atwood and Stephen King … Continue reading

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60 Years of the Pocket Poets Series

City Lights Publishers turns 60 in 2015. As you may have seen, we’ve been recapping our publication history with spotlights on books, authors, and some of our series. We remembered Rex Ray, fine artist and cover designer for City Lights … 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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The City Lights Books of Jack Kerouac

Most people think of Jack Kerouac as a novelist – and rightly so. His era-defining On the Road, foremost among a score of his other novels, is still in print after nearly sixty years and has become shorthand for the literary … Continue reading

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