City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Announces November 2013 Events
HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS
by Michael McClure
City Lights/Grey Fox Series
$13.95 ISBN 9780872866270 Paperback
"These poems are intense, serious, hilarious, beautiful."-Housten Donham, HTML Giant
"Without McClure's roar there would have been no Sixties."-Dennis Hopper
Michael McClure is a living legend. One of the poets who participated in the famous Six Gallery reading that featured the public debut of Allen Ginsberg's landmark poemHowl, he was immortalized by Jack Kerouac in his novel Big Sur. Ghost Tantras is Michael McClure's singular manifesto for a poetry that relies not on images and pictures, but on muscular, sensual, energetic sound. First published in 1964 and long unavailable, this beautiful 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author brings the legendary classic back into print.
Join us for the book release party at City Lights on Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm!
Watch McClure read poetry to lions at the San Francisco Zoo, 1966.
CITY LIGHTS AT 60
Our 60th anniversary events series is nearing its end, but we still have a bit more party left in us. Don't miss the remaining events in the celebration!!
SMALL BUSINESS LOVE
Sandwiched between Black Friday and this newish, depressing thing called Cyber Monday, is Small Business Saturday. It's on Nov. 30th, and City Lights thanks you for your support, but if you'd rather hole up and avoid this whole consumerism thing, which goes bonkers that weekend in November, we can't say that we blame you. We'll still be here, open 10 am until midnight, just as we are every day, and always at www.citylights.com.
Live! From City Lights
On a recent Live! From City Lights podcast, Gary Kamiya explored San Francisco, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End. Enjoy!
Check out our other recordings here.
City Lights Blog
". . . it isn't about what I'm doing, that people don't understand. People don't understand themselves, and so they project their fears and their anxieties onto me."-Karen Finley
"I'm never happier than when I can write about drained swimming pools and abandoned hotels."-J.G. Ballard
And so much more on the blog!
Events at City Lights
November 6,7,9 - City Lights at 60: Subtle Channels - An OuLiPo Laboratory: Present, Past, and Future. A multi-day celebration that brings together members of the OuLiPo with Bay Area creators.
November 12 - City Lights at 60: Surrealisme: Theory, Practice, and in Play. Learn about City Lights' connection to Surrealism with Garrett Caples, Peter Maravelis, and more!
November 14 - An evening with Trinh T. Minh-ha, exploring the release of D-Passage: The Digital Way.
November 17 - Daisy Cockburn and Jeffery St. Clair celebrate the release ofAlexander Cockburn's book, A Colossal Wreck.