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“Rivers Dreaming Me”

On March 24th, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 years old. Ferlinghetti’s life includes a vast compendium of accomplishments, none greater or more profound than his founding of the famed City … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Journal Entries, Poems & Jottings From A Once In A Millennium Poet

IRON CURTAIN JOURNALS. January-May 1965. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University Of Minnesota Press. “These journals are a welcome and relevant addition to Ginsberg’s huge oeuvre and persistent legacy.” – Anne … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The History of the Beats In Pictures

THE BEAT SCENE. Photographs by Burt Glinn. Essay by Jack Kerouac. Reel Art Press. Burt Glinn, who launched his career with Life Magazine and died in 2008, was a master … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sam Shepard: In Memoriam

I. Sam Shepard was one of the great western writers of our times. By that I mean to say that Shepard brought the uncanny ability to tell the stories of … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lost Writings of Jack Kerouac

THE HAUNTED LIFE AND OTHER WRITINGS. Jack Kerouac. Brilliance Audio. Print Version From Da Capo Press. Fans of novelist Jack Kerouac will hail the publication of The Haunted Life as a major … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 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 Turns 60!

City Lights, located at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Broadway in San Francisco’s famed North Beach district, is a seminal bookstore. Founded in 1953 via a partnership between poet … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beat Revivals

New Releases on Bob Dylan Beat Revivals Featuring City Lights New Releases from Creatures At Large Press New Releases from Oxford University Press New Releases from Tor Books New Releases … Continue reading

May 7, 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
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