Sawako Nakayasu, who is celebrating her new book of poems from Wave Books in our City Lights LIVE events series, gives us a spectacular edition in our 5 questions series.
Gene Slate discusses his favorite books and influences behind his new book, Freedom to Discriminate (from Heyday Books) in our interview series.
Joshua Clover discusses learning to swim and his very unique experience "inheriting" a French bookstore in this edition of 5 questions.
Sesshu Foster and Arturo Ernesto Romo discuss the core ideas of their novel, ELADATL, in conversation with Carribean Fragoza.
Juan Felipe Herrera remembers his friend, Jack Hirschman, in this new original poem exclusive to the City Lights blog.
We are saddened by the loss of our friend, the poet Jack Hirschman. He passed away on August, 22, 2021 at the age of 87. To remember him, we're sharing this incredible poem by Diane di Prima with a lovely story behind it.
Matthew Specktor, author of the new book Always Crashing in the Same Car (published by Tin House) discusses his love for books and bookstores in our 5 questions interview series.
Mira Sethi discusses living on your own terms, and goes deep into her writing and revision process with Miranda Popkey. An excerpt from their City Lights LIVE virtual event.
Our interview with author Dana Spiotta, who is celebrating her new novel, Wayward, in our virtual events series Thursday, July 8th!
Marie Mutsuki Mockett discusses going to church, how exploring America's heartland changed her life, and her new book, American Harvest, with Garnette Cadogan. An excerpt from her City Lights LIVE virtual event.