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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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Throwback Thursday: Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

In Boulder, Colorado sits a small liberal arts college called Naropa University. Founded in 1974, it was the first Buddhist-inspired institution to receive United States regional accreditation. That same year, Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman founded the Jack Kerouac School … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara for the 21st Century

As we prepare for our upcoming 50th Anniversary edition of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems, first published by City Lights as number 19 in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series in 1964, we begin to notice how Frank O’Hara’s poems continue … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Anne Waldman’s Fast Speaking Woman

The 40th anniversary event for the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics is this Sunday, April 20th, at City Lights Books. In preparation of this event, we’d like to share a poem from Anne Waldman, who co-founded the school with … Continue reading

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