Poetry, Poetry Criticism & Poetry Biography

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Illuminations
Arthur Rimbaud
"This may be the most beautiful book in the world, lighted from within and somehow embodying all forms of literature."―Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
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Nervous Device
City Lights Spotlight No. 8
Catherine Wagner
With Nervous Device, Catherine Wagner explores the boundary the poem marks between poet and audience, questioning the potential for human connection.
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A Time of Angels
Homero Aridjis
A poetic fable, illustrated by one of Mexico's most prominent artists, describes a dreamy contemplation of the reign of angels.
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Sister Spit
Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road
Michelle Tea
The inaugural book of the new City Lights/Sister Spit Series! A collection of writing and artwork from Sister Spit, the hilariously feminist, gender-bending, genre-busting literary roadshow.
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Ring of Bone
Collected Poems (New & Expanded Edition)
Lew Welch
A new and expanded edition of the classic go-to collection of Lew Welch's poetry, a must for both fans and new readers.
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50 American Plays
Poems
Michael Dickman, Matthew Dickman
Pointed, comic, and surreal, these one-page vignettes feature unusual staging and an eclectic cast of characters—landforms, lobsters, and historical figures including Duke Ellington, Sacajawea, Judy Garland, and Kenneth Koch
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Inside/Out
Selected Poems
Marilyn Buck
The first-ever collection of Marilyn Buck's poetry, searing, soaring, a living tribute to her indomitable spirit, revolutionary intelligence, and poet's vision.
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Advice for Lovers
City Lights Spotlight No. 7
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Inspired by Ovid and renaissance sonnet cycles, Advice for Lovers is a queer re-imaginging of the art of courtly love.
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Snowflake / different streets
New Poems
Eileen Myles
In her first book of poetry since 2007, legendary poet, critic, and novelist Eileen Myles creates poet and poem anew as she pushes the boundaries of her craft ever closer to the enigmatic core.
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In the Sierra
Mountain Writings
Kenneth Rexroth, Kim Stanley Robinson
Nature writings by one of America's greatest poets, written out of a deep experience of the Sierras. Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive in terms of environmental ethics and...
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Citizen
Aaron Shurin
In Citizen, Shurin has collected vibrant new poems that are, by turns, romantic, visceral, edgy, and unabashedly beautiful.
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Kenneth Patchen A Centennial Selection
Kenneth Patchen, Jonathan Clark
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Poetry in Person
Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets
Alexander Neubauer
There has never been a gathering like Poetry in Person, which brings us a wealth of understanding and unparalleled access to poets and their drafts, unraveling how a great poem is actually made.
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Waifs and Strays
City Lights Spotlight No. 6
Micah Ballard
From the bayous of Louisiana to the pavements of San Francisco, Micah Ballard rounds up his haunting waifs and strays.

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