The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s hosting of “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” overlaps with City Lights’ celebration of its 60th year this week with…

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front cover for Underground Living

Re/Search Celebrates The Release Of Issue 19: Underground Living

Re/Search celebrates the release of Issue 19: UNDERGROUND LIVING with V. Vale and Rudy Rucker. V. Vale has traversed the major global underground movements of…

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A William S Burroughs Birthday Celebration

A William S Burroughs Birthday Celebration

with Steven Taylor, Peter Hale, Peter Carlaftes, and V Vale celebrating the release of Don’t Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg Edited…

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Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World by Tosh Berman

Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World by Tosh Berman

We are looking forward to celebrating TOSH, published by City Lights! Tosh Berman will be in conversation with Natalia Mount, Executive Director, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland…

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Bill Berkson Tribute

Bill Berkson Tribute

Bill Berkson Tribute with appearances by Constance Lewallen Chou Chou Gordon Knos Jonathan Lewallen Siobhan Mora-Lopez Amanda Eicher Mac McGinnes celebrating the release of Since…

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Karen Finley

Karen Finley

Karen Finley Opening statement by Amy Scholder celebrating the release of Grabbing Pussy By Karen Finley published by OR Books In a breathless cascade of poetry…

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CATHY CASSADY: TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID

CATHY CASSADY: TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID

SAT. JUNE 23RD, 4-6PM TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID BY CAROLYN CASSADY Join us for an afternoon with Cathy Cassady, eldest daughter of Neal and…

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‘NEARING THE EXIT’: POEMS BY HERBERT GOLD

‘NEARING THE EXIT’: POEMS BY HERBERT GOLD

Novelist, memoirist, essayist, Herbert Gold returns to his earliest form of literary expression, poetry—here in a publishing first, Nearing the Exit. In these poems 94-year-old Gold…

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Gearbox Poetry

Gearbox Poetry

Please join us for an afternoon of poetry! We meet the fourth Saturday every month. Gearbox Poetry Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Gearbox Gallery 770…

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Neeli Cherkovski

Neeli Cherkovski

Neeli Cherkovski reading from his new collection of poetry Elegy For My Beat Generation from Lithic Press (Hilton Obenzinger will give an opening statement) Elegy For My…

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Release Party for HOWL:The Record Album

Release Party for HOWL:The Record Album

Release Party for HOWL:The Record Album   Concord Music reissues Allen Ginsberg reading HOWL on vinyl Opening statement by Garett Caples (Poetry Editor, City Lights), and Ann Charters (BEAT Scholar) Appearance…

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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin

The much-awaited second book by a truly revolutionary poet, in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde.

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An evening of poetry w/ Hass, Manuel, + Hood

An evening of poetry w/ Hass, Manuel, + Hood

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Robert Hass, Douglas Manuel, and Charles Hood to the store to discuss and sign their latest works.

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Beat Poetry w/ Larry Beckett

Beat Poetry w/ Larry Beckett

This is the poetry of the San Francisco Renaissance of the 50s, reconsidered as literature.

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Chris Felver

Chris Felver

celebrating the release of Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits.

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David Shapiro

David Shapiro

Celebrating the release of his new poetry collection In Memory of an Angel.

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Gordon Ball

Gordon Ball

Reading from his new short story collection On Tokyo’s Edge from Red Mountain Press.

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Michael McClure

Michael McClure

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Michael McClure to the store to discuss and sign Mephistos and Other Poems.

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Hettie Jones

Hettie Jones

Discussing her new book Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones.

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Breathe between the Beats

Breathe between the Beats

An evening of The Beats poets and the Zen of Haiku poetry.

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Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics' 40th anniversary

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics’ 40th anniversary

Founded by Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, Colorado’s Naropa University is the first fully accredited Buddhist-inspired university in the United States. The school is world famous…

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Winston Smith w/ V. Vale

Winston Smith w/ V. Vale

Presented as part of “Mosh Lit:” A Pegasus Books and 924 Gilman Event Series.

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