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‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’ April 16, 2014: [caption id="attachment_85131" align="alignright" width="500"] Flyleaf of New Poems 1940 signed by editor and several contributors.[/caption] It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter of a [...] by

Super-fantastique! City Lights Recommends Pierre Reverdy Edited by Mary Ann Caws March 24, 2014: Croyez-le ou pas, City Lights spotlights a new edition of Pierre Reverdy's poems, edited by Mary Ann Caws, at Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here. This is a well organized book of translations of French cubist poet, Pierre Reverdy. Just out from the NYRB Poets series, this collection has some of the usual suspects of Reverdy translation [...] by

Garrett Caples Gives Mad Props to The Little Magazine March 18, 2014: [caption id="attachment_82887" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo by David Highsmith.[/caption] At the City Lights blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, Garrett Caples gives a rousing thumbs up (that's a plural: two thumbs) to the publications genre of "the little magazine" with a special emphasis on Volt and Hambone in particular. [...] by

Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We'll See You.... in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can't wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was tried on obscenity charges after publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems in 1956, is to release his own travel journals, covering more than 60 years of [...] by

Garrett Caples on Surrealism in the United States December 16, 2013: Garrett Caples writes about André Breton, his "inadvertent [sparking of] the Haitian revolution of 1946," and the history of Surrealism in the U.S. for the City Lights blog. An excerpt: The United States ... has been a particularly hostile environment to surrealism as a movement, for there’s something about the European model of [...] by

Alli Warren Featured at SF Weekly October 29, 2013: What poet could possibly make SF Weekly's The Write Stuff column even more resplendent than it already is? An interview with Alli Warren, of course! Warren talks with The Write Stuff about her experiences in the Bay Area and the culmination of her first full-length book, Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights, 2013). When people ask what do [...] by

Banning it is stupid because… September 24, 2013: City Lights gives it to us straight on this Banned Books Week. In a post aptly titled "Banning Books Is Idiotic. Here’s Why" the editors offer up their take on the stupidity behind banning books. Thus spake the blog: What year is it? This is a real question. Throughout history, various people and groups of all persuasions for all [...] by

Dunagan, Il Gruppo Are Totally Ill About Yépez’s Empire of Neomemory September 18, 2013: After his review of Empire of Neomemory at RAINTAXI, Dunagan writes more at the City Lights blog: I had no idea what to expect from Yépez’s book. What I found was a lambasting of Olson faulting him for the miserable state of affairs that is Western Civilization: An emissary of the dying gods of the Oxident and of the nascent empire [...] by

BBC Radio 4 on the Poetry of San Francisco August 22, 2013: Run, do not walk! over to the BBC to listen to the fantastic episode "Poetry of Gold and Angels" from Radio 4. There are only 3 days left to give it a listen (hence our imperative to run). A little about the episode: San Francisco is a place where a thousand stories meet - a port city where many cultures and races mix, the birthplace of [...] by

Trayvon Martin & ‘Kids Who Die,’ by Langston Hughes July 15, 2013: The City Lights Booksellers and Publishers's blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, posted Langston Hughes's poem "Kids Who Die" this weekend after news broke about the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. We're still thinking about Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman this morning and reading Hughes's poem, with [...] by