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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

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

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Garrett Caples Speaks to Michael McClure November 15, 2013: Yup, that's Michael McClure on the far left. Garrett Caples speaks to McClure on the eve of City Lights's re-publication of Ghost Tantras, first published in 1964, at SF Bay Guardian. I drive up into the East Oakland hills, past 19th century "Poet of the Sierras" Joaquin Miller's odd little cabin, to visit Michael McClure. Based on his [...] 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

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

Richard O. Moore Returns with Poetry (and Videos!) May 7, 2013: Bay Area poets participated in an amazing reading on Sunday by 93 year-old emerging poet Richard O. Moore (who's no stranger to us here, and here). He's the co-founder of KPFA (first listener-supported radio station in the U.S., 1949), a founding member of KQED-TV (sixth U.S. public station to go on the air, 1954) a filmmaker, and the director [...] 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

Caples on E-40 on Too Short… and more! December 18, 2012: Back in April, Garrett Caples was waxing poetic on Bay Area hip-hop. Remember THE HYPHY HUMP? Sure you do. Now, via the City Lights blog, Caples is in conversation with Bay Area hip-hop extraordinaire E-40. Caples begins: Though the question “who is the greatest MC of all time?” has no single, universally agreed-upon answer, you [...] by

A Brolaski Extravaganza!!! July 24, 2012: The City Lights blog is lighting it up with TONS of great writing and recordings by and about Julian Talamantez Brolaski. The occasion, of course, is the publication of his Advice for Lovers earlier this year. All of this is brought to us by way of Garrett Caples (recently published here, btw, and recorded here). Caples sets the scene [...] by