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Garrett Caples Calls Kenny Goldsmith to Account June 26, 2013: Yes, abandon all despair ye who enter here: Garrett Caples, has once again blown our minds at the City Lights Booksellers & Publishers blog. In his blog post all about Kenneth Goldsmith's work-in-progress, Printing the Internet, (which we've covered to some extent here, and here) Caples argues against Goldsmith's claim that the [...] by

Harold Norse: ‘I’m Not a Man’ June 14, 2013: You'll want to stumble over to the City Lights blog today to read "I'm Not a Man," by one of those great neglectarinos Harold Norse. As the good editors write: Often categorized as a Beat writer, poet and memoirist Harold Norse created a body of work that used everyday language and images to explore and celebrate both the commonplace and the [...] by

The Punk Stacks at City Lights June 7, 2013: If you thought City Lights was all about poetry, we're reminded today of the store's connection to punk. City Lights has a long history of engagement with the punk rock scene, you may know already that V.Vale started the insurrectionary Search and Destroy fanzine with financial help from Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg. Ruby Ray who took many of [...] by

Happy Birthday City Lights! May 8, 2013: Can't decide how to celebrate City Lights's 60th birthday? Try this on for size- courtesy of City Lights' blog: C'est Street Fair 1959 an "ektachrome," yes ektachrome, home movie by Edward Silverstone Taylor, documenting a Street Fair on Upper Grant Avenue, in San Francisco: "the center of beat culture." (Right around the corner from City [...] by

Two-Way Mirror: David Meltzer’s Notebook of Poetics January 22, 2013: Next year, City Lights Press will publish an expanded reissue of Tw0-Way Mirror, David Meltzer's notebook of poetics. Garret Caples, Meltzer's editor at City Lights, has posted a thoughtful profile of both Meltzer and the forthcoming reissue on the City Lights Blog. Two-Way Mirror first appeared in 1977 on Oyez Press, Robert Hawley's Bay [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed at Interview January 10, 2013: Pardon the redundancy, but make your way over to Interview to read this great interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Christopher Bollen leads the conversation and introduces the piece by comparing Ferlinghetti to that other great American revolutionary George Washington: Our heroes tend not to own stores. But there is an exception—poet [...] by

Boulder poetry bookstore only the third of its kind in the US January 11, 2011: ColoradoDaily reports on the opening of a new bookstore in Boulder where poetry alone occupies the shelves. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe is only the third such bookstore in the country, following Open Books in Seattle, Washington and Grolier's in Cambridge, Massachusetts. According to Publisher's Weekly, there are indeed only two other [...] by