Carmen Giménez Smith celebrates the release of Cruel Futures.
Carmen Giménez Smith ("Milk & Filth") gives a reading to launch her latest collection of poetry, "Cruel Futures," which is No. 17 in City Lights' Spotlight Series. A Latina feminist State of the Union address that offers an intimate, high-energy analysis of pop culture, the book examines social roles for women and mental illness. Barbara Jane Reyes ("Invocation to Daughters") opens with a reading.