Tag Archives: poetry

Planet News, 11/18/16

“Cohen looked unflinchingly and with monkish intensity at his own excesses and weakness, and at ours, and saw them, tragic and beautiful, as our only strengths. ‘There is a crack in everything,’ he sang in 1992’s ‘Anthem,’ ‘that’s how the light gets … Continue reading

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Michelle Tea & Rabih Alameddine Remember Justin Chin

City Lights opens its Fall events season this Thursday, September 8 at 7PM with a special tribute to a cherished Bay Area poet. Join us as we celebrate the life and works of Justin Chin and a new book, Justin … Continue reading

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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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Chinaka Hodge Interviews Mona Eltahawy at the Bay Area Book Festival

This past June at the 2016 Bay Area Book Festival, award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism, Mona Eltahawy, was interviewed by educator, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and City Lights author Chinaka Hodge. The … Continue reading

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Homage to Bill Berkson

By Garrett Caples With much sadness I note the death of poet, critic, professor, lecturer, and friend to City Lights Bill Berkson (1939-2016), from a heart attack on June 16. Bill was perhaps best known for his association with the … Continue reading

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Live from Ralph Nader’s “Breaking Through Power” Event in D.C.

By Greg Ruggiero Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Ralph Nader’s 4-day gathering on the importance of mounting a civic insurgency to bring corporate power under greater public control. Staged in Washington D.C.’s historic Constitution Hall, Nader … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Julien Poirier, Author of Out of Print

Always a special night when we celebrate one of our own publications at City Lights! Julien Poirier reads from his new poetry collection, Out of Print, No. 14 in the City Lights Spotlight Series, at our bookstore on Tuesday, April … Continue reading

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Planet News: March 14, 2016

Happy Herstory Month from Planet News to you! “In 2008 Poetry Slam, Inc. introduced the Women of the World Poetry Slam (hereafter WOWPS), a rich and essential event, which this year takes place from March 9th to 12th in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Barbara Jane Reyes, Author of To Love As Aswang

Our 2016 events seasons starts up this Tuesday with a poetry double-header. Barbara Jane Reyes and Kathleen Weaver both read from their newest poetry collections at City Lights Bookstore. Reyes answers to our 5 Questions are below. Event: Tuesday, January … Continue reading

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