Lawrence Ferlinghetti Bibliography

(source: Poetry Foundation)


Pictures of the Gone World, City Lights (San Francisco, CA); 1955, enlarged edition, 1995; 60th anniversary restored edition, 2015.
Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower, Golden Mountain Press, 1958.
A Coney Island of the Mind, New Directions (New York, NY), 1958; 50th anniversary edition, 2008
Berlin, Golden Mountain Press, 1961.
One Thousand Fearful Words for Fidel Castro, City Lights (San Francisco), 1961.
Starting from San Francisco (with recording), New Directions (New York, NY), 1961, revised edition (without recording), 1967.
• (With Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg) Penguin Modern Poets 5, Penguin (New York, NY), 1963.
Thoughts of a Concerto of Telemann, Four Seasons Foundation, 1963.
Where Is Vietnam?, City Lights (San Francisco), 1965.
To F—-Is to Love Again, Kyrie Eleison Kerista; or, The Situation in the West, Followed by a Holy Proposal, F—-You Press, 1965.
Christ Climbed Down, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), 1965.
An Eye on the World: Selected Poems, MacGibbon & Kee, 1967.
Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow, Beach Books, 1967.
After the Cries of the Birds, Dave Haselwood Books, 1967.
Fuclock, Fire Publications, 1968.
Reverie Smoking Grass, East 128, 1968.
The Secret Meaning of Things, New Directions (New York, NY), 1969.
Tyrannus Nix?, New Directions (New York, NY), 1969.
Back Roads to Far Places, New Directions (New York, NY), 1971.
Love Is No Stone on the Moon, ARIF Press, 1971.
The Illustrated Wilfred Funk, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1971.
Open Eye, Open Heart, New Directions (New York, NY), 1973.
Director of Alienation: A Poem, Main Street, 1976.
Who Are We Now? (also see below), City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1976.
Landscapes of Living and Dying (also see below), New Directions (New York, NY), 1979.
Mule Mountain Dreams, Bisbee Press Collective, 1980.
A Trip to Italy and France, New Directions (New York, NY), 1980.
Endless Life: Selected Poems (includes "Endless Life"), New Directions (New York, NY), 1984.
Over All the Obscene Boundaries: European Poems and Transitions, New Directions (New York, NY), 1985.
Inside the Trojan Horse, Lexikos, 1987.
Wild Dreams of a New Beginning: Including "Landscapes of Living and Dying" and "Who Are We Now?," New Directions (New York, NY), 1988.
When I Look at Pictures, Peregrine Smith Books, 1990.
These Are My Rivers: New and Selected Poems, 1955-1993, New Directions (New York, NY), 1993.
A Far Rockaway of the Heart, New Directions (New York, NY), 1997.
San Francisco Poems: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 1, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 2001.
How to Paint Sunlight: Lyric Poems and Others, 1997-2000, New Directions (New York, NY), 2001.
Americus, Book I, New Directions (New York, NY), 2005.
Poetry as Insurgent Art, New Directions (New York, NY), 2007.
Time of Useful Consciousness, New Directions (New York, NY), 2012.
Blasts, Cries, Laughter, New Directions (New York, NY), 2014.


Unfair Arguments with Existence: Seven Plays for a New Theatre (contains "The Soldiers of No Country' [produced in London, England, 1969], "Three Thousand Red Ants" [produced in New York, NY, 1970; also see below], "The Alligation" [produced in San Francisco, 1962; also see below], "The Victims of Amnesia" [produced in New York, NY, 1970; also see below], "Motherlode, the Customs Collector in Baggy Pants" [produced in New York, NY, 1964], and "The Nose of Sisyphus"), New Directions (New York, NY), 1963.
Routines (includes "The Jig Is Up", "His Head", "Ha-Ha", and "Non-Objection"), New Directions (New York, NY), 1964.
Three by Ferlinghetti: Three Thousand Red Ants, The Alligation, [and] The Victims of Amnesia, produced in New York, NY, 1970.


Beatitude Anthology, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1960.
• Pablo Picasso, Hunk of Skin, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1969.
• Charles Upton, Panic Grass, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1969.
City Lights Anthology, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1974, reprinted, 1995.
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1995.
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (60th Anniversary Edition), City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 2015.


• (With Kenneth Rexroth) Poetry Readings in “The Cellar,” Fantasy, 1958.
Tentative Description of a Dinner to Impeach President Eisenhower, and Other Poems, Fantasy, 1959.
Tyrannus Nix? and Assassination Raga, Fantasy, 1971.
• (With Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg) The World's Greatest Poets 1, CMS, 1971.


•  (Translator) Jacques Prevert, Selections from Paroles, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1958.
Her (novel), New Directions (New York, NY), 1960.
Howl of the Censor (trial proceedings), edited by J. W. Ehrlich, Nourse Publishing, 1961.
• (With Jack Spicer) Dear Ferlinghetti, White Rabbit Press, 1962.
The Mexican Night: Travel Journal, New Directions (New York, NY), 1970.
A World Awash with Fascism and Fear, Cranium Press, 1971.
A Political Pamphlet, Anarchist Resistance Press, 1976.
Northwest Ecolog, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1978.
• (With Nancy J. Peters) Literary San Francisco: A Pictorial History from the Beginning to the Present, Harper (New York, NY), 1980.
The Populist Manifestos (includes “First Populist Manifesto”), Grey Fox Press, 1983.
Seven Days in Nicaragua Libre (journal), City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1985.
Leaves of Life: Fifty Drawings from the Model, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1985.
• (Translator with others) Nicanor Parra, Antipoems: New and Selected, New Directions (New York, NY), 1985.
• (Translator, with Francesca Valente) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roman Poems, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1986.
Love in the Days of Rage (novel), Dutton (New York, NY), 1988.
• (With Alexis Lykiard) The Cool Eye: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Talks to Alexis Lykiard, Stride, 1993.
• (With Christopher Felver) Ferlinghetti: Portrait, Gibbs Smith, 1998.
What Is Poetry?, Creative Arts (Berkeley, CA), 2000.
• (Translator, with others) Homero Aridjis, Eyes to See Otherwise, New Directions (New York, NY), 2002.
Life Studies, Life Stories: Drawings, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 2003.

Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 2015.

• Author of narration, Have You Sold Your Dozen Roses? (film), California School of Fine Arts Film Workshop, 1957. Contributor to numerous periodicals, including San Francisco Chronicle, Nation, Evergreen Review, Liberation, Chicago Review, Transatlantic Review, and New Statesman. Editor, Journal for the Protection of All Beings, Interim Pad, and City Lights Journal.

Ferlinghetti's manuscripts are collected at Columbia University, New York, NY.
The City Lights archives are housed in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.