Tag Archives: queer writers

Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Celeste Chan reads “Y is for Yuri Kochiyama”

Celeste Chan dropped by City Lights for this week’s installment of our new “Rad Women reading Rad American Women A-Z” video project. We learned more about Celeste’s lifelong respect for the often overlooked Japanese American activist, Yuri Kochiyama, as well … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee

Thomas Page McBee asks “What makes a man?” in the newest memoir published by City Lights, Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. Thomas’s immediate answer, in the first paragraph of the first page, is … Continue reading

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Lunch with Frank: 3 “Poems”

Our 50th Anniversary edition of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems was released last month. For the time being and into the foreseeable future, we’ll be spending our lunches with Frank across our social media channels, sharing news and reviews related to … Continue reading

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Robert Duncan: “The Homosexual in Society”

In celebration of the upcoming Pride Week and also to spotlight again one of our truly great American writers and thinkers–we are pleased to excerpt some of Robert Duncan‘s “The Homosexual in Society”, which Duncan originally wrote in 1944 (!) … Continue reading

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City Lights Celebrates Peter Orlovsky

Wednesday night at City Lights we have the honor of welcoming a trio of Beat Generation poets & scholars back into our midst: Bill Morgan, Joanne Kyger, and Michael McClure. The event is in celebration of the new book and … Continue reading

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The Difference Is Spreading: Gertrude Stein & The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

Los Angeles-based artist Eve Fowler began sourcing texts in her work from seminal 20th century author Gertrude Stein in 2010. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Stein’s watershed text, Tender Buttons.On this occasion City Lights has published the Corrected … Continue reading

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