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A Meditation On Michael McClure’s Mule Kick Blues

MULE KICK BLUES – AND LAST POEMS. Michael McClure. City Lights Books. Edited by Garrett Caples. I. Poet Michael McClure was obsessed with the way words hang on the page … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert Celebrates One of American Music’s Forgotten Influences

WOODY GUTHRIE ALL-STAR TRIBUTE CONCERT 1970. Directed by Jim Brown. Produced by Jim Brown, Nancy Wexler, Nora Guthrie, Harold Leventhal. Frederic Underhill, David Myers. MVD Visual. Woody Guthrie’s songwriting and … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Voice of the Animal Self

GHOST TANTRAS. Michael McClure. City Lights Books. Michael McClure, a founding member of the Beat Generation, has embodied many styles during a legendary 60-year career, one in which he came … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

City Lights Publisher Honored

Ginsberg & Leary: White Hand Society, Reviewed The Power of Poem Worth A Look In April 2010, Nancy J. Peters, co-owner and publisher of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, was presented with the Fred … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Poetry From Whitman To Ginsberg

THE LETTERS OF ALLEN GINSBERG. Allen Ginsberg and Bill Morgan. Da Capo Press. Most of us know that Allen Ginsberg was a brilliant poet with a searching mind and deft … Continue reading

March 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

Unhurried Vision

UNHURRIED VISION. Michael Rothenberg. La Alameda Press. Michael Rothenberg was arguably Philip Whalen’s closest friend during the Zen Master’s last days on this earth. It was during those days that Rothenberg … Continue reading

March 1, 2004 · Leave a comment

Poems & Poetry

From the Editor: These books mark the best in the world of poetry for 2003, and come with our highest recommendations. They are simply a must for the shelf of … Continue reading

December 1, 2003 · 2 Comments

A Gradual Twilight & Copper Canyon Press

A GRADUAL TWILIGHT: AN APPRECIATION OF JOHN HAINES. Steven B. Rogers. CavanKerry Press Ltd. Poetry. Criticism. Memoir. A Gradual Twilight is a wonderful book of reflections retracing the life of poet-naturalist John … Continue reading

October 1, 2003 · Leave a comment
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