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George Albon in Conversation with Maxwell Shanley

EGeorge Albon celebrates the release of his book, Lyric Multiples: Aspiration, Practice, Immanence, Migration (published by Nightboat), in conversation with Maxwell Shanley. Lyric Multiplescomprises four essays written over the last decade. The subject is poetry but the essays range over Read More ...

50 min2019 JUL 27
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George Albon in Conversation with Maxwell Shanley

Juliana Spahr

EJuliana Spahr discusses her book, Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment, published by Harvard University Press. In 1956 W. E. B. Du Bois was denied a passport to attend the Présence Africaine Congress of Black Writers and Artists Read More ...

35 min2019 JUL 13
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Juliana Spahr

Adam Hochschild

EAdam Hochschild discusses the subject of his new book, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays, published by University of California Press. Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author who has written on issues of human rights and social Read More ...

69 min2019 JUN 29
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Adam Hochschild

Appreciating Jean-Patrick Manchette

ECity Lights presents Donald Nicholson-Smith and James Brook discussing the life and work of the seminal French crime writer, Jean-Patrick Manchette, celebrating the recent release of Ivory Pearl, published by New York Review Books. Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942–1995) was a genre-redefining Read More ...

86 min2019 JUN 22
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Appreciating Jean-Patrick Manchette

V. Vale & Mindaugis Bagdon on William S. Burroughs

EV. Vale and Mindaugis Bagdon in conversation with City Lights events director Peter Maravelis discussing William S. Burroughs’ “The Revised Boy Scout Manual” An Electronic Revolution, edited by Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett with an afterward by V. Read More ...

72 min2019 JUN 15
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V. Vale & Mindaugis Bagdon on William S. Burroughs

Preserving Fire: The Prose of Philip Lamantia

ECity Lights celebrates the release of Preserving Fire: Selected Prose by Philip Lamantia, edited by City Lights’s own Garrett Caples and published by Wave Books. Readings by Will Alexander, Micah Ballard, James Brook, Chris Carosi, Steve Fama, Brian Lucas, and Read More ...

75 min2019 JUN 8
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Preserving Fire: The Prose of Philip Lamantia

John Freeman, Jaime Cortez, and Rebecca Solnit

EJohn Freeman in conversation with Jaime Cortez and Rebecca Solnit, celebrating the release of FREEMAN’S LITERARY JOURNAL: POWER ISSUE, published by Grove Press. Co-presented by Litquake. From the voices of protestors to the encroachment of a new fascism, everywhere we Read More ...

69 min2019 MAY 25
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John Freeman, Jaime Cortez, and Rebecca Solnit

Darius James

EThe Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and New York Review Books in conjunction with City Lights present an afternoon with Darius James celebrating the eagerly awaited re-release of his seminal novel Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, introduction by Amy Read More ...

46 min2019 MAY 11
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Darius James

Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary

ECity Lights Books celebrates the release of Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary (published by Haymarket Books) with book editors Mateo Hoke and Taylor Pendergrass, and special guests Alexa Gelbard and Mohammed “Mike” Ali. Six by Ten explores the mental, Read More ...

72 min2019 MAY 4
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Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary

John Sims and Special Guests

ECity Lights welcomes multi-media conceptual artist, writer and activist John Sims to celebrate the release of his video poem chapbook, A Blazing Grace and the AfroDixieRemixes: The San Francisco Session. Joined by Terry Blackhawk, Sylvia L. Blalock, Drew Dellinger, and Read More ...

88 min2019 APR 27
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John Sims and Special Guests

Latest Episodes

George Albon in Conversation with Maxwell Shanley

EGeorge Albon celebrates the release of his book, Lyric Multiples: Aspiration, Practice, Immanence, Migration (published by Nightboat), in conversation with Maxwell Shanley. Lyric Multiplescomprises four essays written over the last decade. The subject is poetry but the essays range over Read More ...

50 min2019 JUL 27
Comments
George Albon in Conversation with Maxwell Shanley

Juliana Spahr

EJuliana Spahr discusses her book, Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment, published by Harvard University Press. In 1956 W. E. B. Du Bois was denied a passport to attend the Présence Africaine Congress of Black Writers and Artists Read More ...

35 min2019 JUL 13
Comments
Juliana Spahr

Adam Hochschild

EAdam Hochschild discusses the subject of his new book, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays, published by University of California Press. Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author who has written on issues of human rights and social Read More ...

69 min2019 JUN 29
Comments
Adam Hochschild

Appreciating Jean-Patrick Manchette

ECity Lights presents Donald Nicholson-Smith and James Brook discussing the life and work of the seminal French crime writer, Jean-Patrick Manchette, celebrating the recent release of Ivory Pearl, published by New York Review Books. Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942–1995) was a genre-redefining Read More ...

86 min2019 JUN 22
Comments
Appreciating Jean-Patrick Manchette

V. Vale & Mindaugis Bagdon on William S. Burroughs

EV. Vale and Mindaugis Bagdon in conversation with City Lights events director Peter Maravelis discussing William S. Burroughs’ “The Revised Boy Scout Manual” An Electronic Revolution, edited by Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett with an afterward by V. Read More ...

72 min2019 JUN 15
Comments
V. Vale & Mindaugis Bagdon on William S. Burroughs

Preserving Fire: The Prose of Philip Lamantia

ECity Lights celebrates the release of Preserving Fire: Selected Prose by Philip Lamantia, edited by City Lights’s own Garrett Caples and published by Wave Books. Readings by Will Alexander, Micah Ballard, James Brook, Chris Carosi, Steve Fama, Brian Lucas, and Read More ...

75 min2019 JUN 8
Comments
Preserving Fire: The Prose of Philip Lamantia

John Freeman, Jaime Cortez, and Rebecca Solnit

EJohn Freeman in conversation with Jaime Cortez and Rebecca Solnit, celebrating the release of FREEMAN’S LITERARY JOURNAL: POWER ISSUE, published by Grove Press. Co-presented by Litquake. From the voices of protestors to the encroachment of a new fascism, everywhere we Read More ...

69 min2019 MAY 25
Comments
John Freeman, Jaime Cortez, and Rebecca Solnit

Darius James

EThe Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and New York Review Books in conjunction with City Lights present an afternoon with Darius James celebrating the eagerly awaited re-release of his seminal novel Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, introduction by Amy Read More ...

46 min2019 MAY 11
Comments
Darius James

Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary

ECity Lights Books celebrates the release of Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary (published by Haymarket Books) with book editors Mateo Hoke and Taylor Pendergrass, and special guests Alexa Gelbard and Mohammed “Mike” Ali. Six by Ten explores the mental, Read More ...

72 min2019 MAY 4
Comments
Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary

John Sims and Special Guests

ECity Lights welcomes multi-media conceptual artist, writer and activist John Sims to celebrate the release of his video poem chapbook, A Blazing Grace and the AfroDixieRemixes: The San Francisco Session. Joined by Terry Blackhawk, Sylvia L. Blalock, Drew Dellinger, and Read More ...

88 min2019 APR 27
Comments
John Sims and Special Guests
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