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Blue Light Press is dedicated to the publication of poetry, fiction and flash fiction that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. We are all poets and artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and our books are artistically designed.


River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st CenturyJust Published!

Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here, selected by Diane Frank. A love letter to San Francisco... in this collection of poems, we show you the city that most tourists miss...

Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, Barbara Quick, Thomas Centolella, Kathy Evans, Alice Rogoff, Alison Luterman, Daniel J. Langton, Robert Scotellaro, Jane Underwood, and many other celebrated poets.

"It’s been almost fifty years since I was in San Francisco, but it all comes back vividly in these poems." ~ Charles Rammelkamp, London
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"This collection lingers and holds us with this place’s difficulty, delight and dreamlike human, desert and ocean dramas."
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Or call your favorite independent bookstore!  As of 5/2021, local stores that carry Fog and Light include: Bookshop West Portal, Bird and Beckett, City Lights, Blackbird Books, Books Inc., Green Apple Books, Book Passage, Pegasus Books, Dog-Eared Books, Booksmith in the Haight, Florey's in Pacifica, Compass Books at SFO, Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley, Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, Orinda Books, Point Reyes Books, Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, Book Depot in Mill Valley, Copperfield's in San Rafael, and Whyte's Booksmith in San Anselmo. In Oregon, you can order Fog and Light at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland and Powell's in Portland.
ISBN: 978‑1-4218-3689-8
Distributor: Ingram


River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st CenturyBlue Light Press has a bestselling anthology...

River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st Century, selected by Diane Frank. More than 100 poets featured, mixing the best voices of our generation with the grass roots – poets who have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, along with lesser known poets who also deserve to be read.
#2 bestseller on Amazon for poetry anthologies! #3 bestseller for all American Poetry!

"Congratulations on this fantastic coming together of voices." ~ Jane Hirshfield
"Anywhere I turn to read, masterly and compelling work." ~ Robert Scotellaro
A glowing review by Naomi Lowinsky

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At the End of my Walk
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