April is National Poetry Month

By City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

By City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

The physical distancing required of us these days makes finding other ways to connect vital. Fortunately, our Bay Area poets are here to help with doses of beauty and inspiration. Visit our Instagram page for poetry readings celebrating National Poetry Month 2020, and consider supporting their works by buying a book here. 

Invisible Gifts: Poems

Maw Shein Win

$14.95 $13.75

Maw Shein Win read a poem from her forthcoming book of poetry, Storage Unit 202, which comes out in October 2020.

Out of Print: City Lights Spotlight, No. 14

Julien Poirier

$15.95 $14.67

Julien Poirier read his poem "Dear Reader".

Zyzzyva #117: The Bay Area Issue

$15.00 $13.80

Sara read her poem "Trauma Note".

Day Counter

Sara Mumolo


Sara read her poem "While Not Writing".

Pedro Pietri: Selected Poetry

Pedro Pietri

$18.95 $17.43

James Cagney read "Telephone Booth #23" by Pedro Pietri.

Invocation to Daughters: City Lights Spotlight No. 16

Barbara Jane Reyes

$15.95 $14.67

Isabelle Khoo-Miller read "Prayers of Petition" by Barbara Jane Reys.

Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike

Tony Robles


Unearth [The Flowers]

Thea Matthews

$16.00 $14.72

Thea Matthews read "Indigo | Baptisia australis"

Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988-2008

Norma Cole

$15.95 $14.67

Norma Cole read "Same Angel" & "Faster Than I Can Think"

White Decimal

Jean Daive