This year marks the 100th anniversary of Gertrude Stein’s collection of poems, “Tender Buttons.” To celebrate the occasion, City Lights Book Publishers is putting out a new edition of the poet’s beautiful and complex work. Chicago Public Radio reports on why Stein keeps us reeling, even a century later....more
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Monday 1/27: Bring your 5 minute story for a chance to get onstage Feb. 17th at the Verdi Club with Porchlight. The theme is Long Walks on The Beach: The Dating Show. $5, 7 p.m. at the Hemlock Tavern.
Tuesday 1/28: City Lights hosts an evening with Dennis McKenna, author of the new book The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna at the Emerald Tablet....more
Monday 1/20: Happy MLK Day!
Tuesday 1/21: Ben Marcus reads and discusses Leaving the Sea: Stories with Daniel Levin Becker at City Lights. Free, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 1/22: Moazzam Sheikh will be reading from his newest book Café Le Whore and Other Stories in the Granny Smith Room at Green Apple Books....more
This is a letter in two parts. It didn’t start out that way but I got to thinking about joy and revision. So when I say goodbye the first time, you’ll see there’s actually more to go.
So begins Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Letter in the Mail, which City Lights has posted in honor of Letter Writing Month....more
Michelle Tea is an author, performer, public speaker, event producer, educator, activist, and now, with her new Sister Spit imprint at City Lights Publishers, the editor of her own press....more
Hal Niedzviecki’s new collection, Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened, asks us what is essential to narrative....more
In yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, I chat with artist Eric Drooker about animating Allen Ginsberg’s Howl for the film of the same name as the long poem, and his resulting new book, Howl: A Graphic Novel.
One thing that was edited out of my piece was this sentence: “Howl: A Graphic Novel reads like a panoramic urban altar, demanding something deeper than just the reader’s attention.” Maybe readers are afraid of sacrifice?...more
This week in San Francisco: The Rumpus Book Club meets IRL, Litquake!, art at Benders, Litquake (Ferlinghetti style), and Barely Published Authors (AKA Litquake!).
Monday 9/27: Are you a member of The Rumpus Book Club yet? Want to “audit” the class before you commit to the reading assignments?...more