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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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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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5 Questions with Edward Hirsch, Author of Gabriel: A Poem

Today we are honored to welcome the poet Edward Hirsch to City Lights Bookstore. He’ll be reading from his new work, Gabriel: A Poem, published by Knopf. Event: Wednesday, November 4, 7:00PM at City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., San … Continue reading

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5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s Journal

5 Questions, where we peer into the very souls of visiting authors to City Lights Bookstore, continues today with John Freeman who is here tonight celebrating the first issue of his new literary venture, Freeman’s Journal. He’ll be in conversation … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera Visits Democracy Now!

On October 9, 2015 U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera visited the set of Democracy Now! for an interview with host Amy Goodman. He read poems from his new book with City Lights, Notes on the Assemblage and spoke at … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard O. Moore, Part One

by Garrett Caples With the death of poet-filmmaker Richard O. Moore (1920-2015) this past March—two days before his second collection, Particulars of Place, was published by Omnidawn—American poetry lost the last surviving member of the original SF Renaissance, that group … Continue reading

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Impromptu Jam Session: Lenelle Moïse Performs “Mud Mothers”

Please enjoy this video of Lenelle Moïse performing her piece “Mud Mothers” from her book Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2014) at the Boston Center for the Arts with accompaniment by Jean Appolon and Daniel Bernard Roumain. Lenelle Moïse was … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Arisa White Reads “A Is for Angela Davis”

City Lights welcomes the wonderful Arisa White for the second video of our new blog series, where we ask women we admire to read their favorite entry of our New York Times-bestselling children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, and answer … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Stars Seen in Person editor Michael Seth Stewart

City Lights Publishers just released Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals by John Wieners. This book, in conjunction with Wave Books’ Supplication: Selected Poetry of John Wieners (also released this fall) are meant to bring John Wieners back into the … Continue reading

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