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May 2018
Illustration by Bob Eckstein
May Events Calendar
5/10 - The Goethe Institut presents Karl Marx at 200, a reading and discussion with special guests.
5/15 - Carmen Giménez Smithcelebrating the release of her new poetry book, Cruel Futures, published by City Lights.
5/16 - Michelle Tea (pictured above) in conversation with Virgie Tovar about her new book, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions, and Criticisms.
5/24 - A roundtable discussion with presentations on the work of Alfred Döblin, opening statement by William T. Vollmann.
ALSO APPEARING IN MAY: Rita Bullwinkel, Lisa Brown, Ashley Dawson, Jale Yoldas, Alan Black, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Richard Walker, Frederick Young, Barbara Jane Reyes, William Middleton, Jenny Xie, Jennifer S. Cheng, Daegan Miller, Adrian Daub, Thomas O. Haakenson, and Deniz Göktürk!
City Lights in the News
Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall (published by City Lights) appeared on Democracy Now! discussing the President's escalation of the already deadly U.S. Border policies.
Journalist Sezín Koehler investigates why white male shooters are often called "lone wolves" for Teen Vogue, using Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's book Loaded as a guide.
Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Cruel Futures, was interviewed for the May/June print issue of Poets & Writers about her poetry practice, writing politically in these times, and much, much more.
Poetry in America, a new public television series, aired their fourth episode in late April about the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Bono and Juan Felipe Herrera are interviewed specifically about Ginsberg's poems from Kaddish and Other Poems.
Highlights from the City Lights Podcast, Live! From City Lights
City Lights Authors on the Road This May
  • Carmen Giménez Smith (pictured above) reads from her new poetry book, Cruel Futures, in Berkeley, Oakland, and Santa Cruz.
  • Melvin A. Goodman discusses his book Whistleblower at the CIA in Bellingham and Seattle.
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussing her book on gun culture in the U.S., Loaded, in San Francisco at West Portal Bookshop and the Green Arcade. She is also appearing in Tulsa, Stillwater, and Sausalito.
  • Barbara Jane Reyes reads from Invocation to Daughters at Arkipelago Books and Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
  • Ralph Nader will hold conferences on learning and planning for action at the nonprofit Rowe Center in Rowe, MA.
City Lights Recommends
By Fleur Jaeggy
Translated by Gini Alhadeff
(New Directions)
Recommended by Cassie, Ivy, and Vanessa
By Jans B. Wager
(University of Texas)
Recommended by Michael
City Lights Bestsellers
1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights)
2. Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, edited by Nancy J. Peters (New Directions)
3. My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own by Alice Waters with Fanny Singer (Clarkson Potter)
4. venture of the infinite man by Pablo Neruda, translated by Jessica Powell, introduction by Mark Eisner (City Lights)
5. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst (Greystone)
6. Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup (Doubleday)
7. Neruda: The Poet's Calling by Mark Eisner (Ecco)
8. Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
9. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 
10. The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton)

1. Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (City Lights)
2. Invisible Gifts: Poems by Maw Shein Win (Manic D)
3. The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove)
4. Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal (City Lights)
5. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay (Harper Perennial)
6. Found Audio by N.J. Campbell (Two Dollar Radio)
7. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (Grove)
8. Pachinko: A Novel by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central)
9. The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington, translated by Kathrine Talbot and Anthony Kerrigan, introduction by Kathryn Davis (Dorothy)
10. Orphic Paris by Henri Cole (New York Review)

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