Books & Poetry

Books: Christopher Buckley’s New Works

The Santa Barbara writer’s 20th book of poetry and part three of his memoir series are about to be released. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review: The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur

Arthur Hoyle will sign copies of his biography The Unknown Henry Miller April 9 at Chaucer’s Books. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Den Owner Celebrates 35 Years

Eric Kelley still running century-old book shop on Anapamu Street. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Billy Collins and Aimee Mann

UCSB Arts & Lectures brings the former U.S. Poet Laureate and popular singer-songwriter together for an evening of words and music on Thursday, April 17 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Poetry for National Poetry Month

Former S.B. poet laureate David Starkey writes one review for every day of the month. Read story.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

A new book tells the hidden story of the boom in Asian marijuana smuggling, circa 1969-1986. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Carl Jung’s Red Book

The master of dream therapy himself surreptitiously authored a secret book filled with his own ruminations, dreams, and hallucinogenic drawings. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Books: Little Failure

In his engrossing memoir, the award-winning writer Gary Shteyngart is unflinchingly honest. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spirituality: Life After Life

In his 1975 best-selling book Life After Life, Dr. Raymond Moody introduced the concept of the near-death experience (NDE). Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Books: Reading Santa Barbara

Here is a Whitman’s Sampler of wisdom and wit from a town that Kenneth Rexroth, Ross Macdonald, and T.C. Boyle call home. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Books: Ishmael Beah’s Radiance of Tomorrow

The bestselling author will be at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Monday, March 10, to discuss his latest book. Read story.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Interview: Author Tim Egan

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer comes to town to talk about his book The Big Burn as part of UCSB Reads. Read story.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rumi in Words and Music

Preeminent Rumi translator Coleman Barks will read the Persian mystic’s poems alongside improvising cellist David Darling at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. Read story.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Review: Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Theoretical physicist Lisa Randall writes a book of big, mind-bending ideas about the nature of the universe. Read story.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Carp Author Rebecca Rockwell

A fourth-generation Carpinterian writes her third western novel. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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