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a closed parenthesis, and what it opens in us April 7, 2014: I’m in the Cincinnati, away from the SF bay area for a week, and I just learned about Colleen Lookingbill’s death from many friends’ emails, from Facebook posts, and from Kevin Killian’s deeply moving Harriet post. Kevin’s description of her generosity and valor is an open embrace of her life and work—an embrace that holds all of [...] by

Lamantia Presented at Counterpath September 26, 2013: The always captivating Andrew Joron and Garrett Caples presented the eternally captivating poetry of Philip Lamantia this past week at Counterpath in Denver, CO. And we're thrilled that someone had the forethought to film the presentation, which includes recordings of Lamantia reading his work, introductions and context provided by Joron and [...] by

Garrett Caples on Editing The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia August 20, 2013: On City Lights's blog, Garrett Caples writes about the process of editing The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia. Caples edited the collected along with Andrew Joron and Nancy Joyce Peters; it is published by University of California Press. I’ve just received my first advance contributor copy of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia [...] by

Writing Poetry about Art April 12, 2013: I’m a member of the tribe who likes to write poetry about art. The first moment of ekphrastic poetry we have comes from Homer when he halts the battle action in The Illiad to describe the stunning Shield of Achilles. The most well-known ekphrastic poem is of course Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” in which he uses the fabulously-named term, [...] by

Deterritorializations: Form Is Content, or Untranslating Patriotism April 8, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64332" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "We Are Not A Minority," mural at Estrada Courts Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, painted by El Congreso de Artistas Cósmicos de las Américas de San Diego (Mario Torero, Rocky, El Lion, Zade), 1978 (repainted in 1996).[/caption] Say can you see by the dawn’s early light Free [...] by

Printers’ Ball tonight! July 20, 2012: If you're in Chicago, don't forget that tonight is Printers' Ball! Stop by The Ludington Building at 1104 South Wabash Avenue (that's Columbia College) and check out the celebration of print culture, poetry, music, beer, and Max Headroom? Yep. Harriet will be hosting An Evening of Contemporary Theremin Music with films by Adam Shecter, and [...] by

From the Golden Age of San Francisco Science-Fiction Poetry to the New Age of Quantum Poetics February 24, 2012: We'd like to dig a little deeper into this science fiction and poetry thing. And since City Lights Books has a new must-read blog, we shall recommend this post by Andrew Joron: "Looking Back on my Origins as a Science-Fiction Poet in the World of Tomorrow." Joron starts off explaining the Kessler syndrome, a threat facing spacecraft's passable [...] by