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Tag Archives: Beat Generation

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

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

Never Mind the Pollacks

AsEverWas: MEMOIRS OF A BEAT SURVIVOR. Hammond Guthrie. SAF Publishing. Even though this work makes reference to the “Beat Generation” in its title, it’s anything but a nostalgic trip down memory … Continue reading

October 1, 2003 · Leave a comment
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