Forthcoming Books from City Lights Publishers!

Here's a list of what we're working on now, and what we're planning for the immediate future. Take a look, tell your friends and sign up to receive an email alert to let you know as soon as they become available. When you place your order, you'll receive a 30% web-only discount.




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Mephistos and Other Poems
Michael McClure
Eco-poetic innovations and ecstatic meditations from a founding member of the Beat Generation.
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and then we became
devorah major
Reaching from the kitchen table to the stars, ruminations on who we are, and how we became who we are.
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Lost Profiles
Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism
Philippe Soupault
Portraits and memoirs of modernist movements and writers by the co-founder of the Paris surrealist group.
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Motherland Hotel
Yusuf Atılgan
Camus meets Orhan Pamuk, via Freud, in this existentialist novel by the father of Turkish modernism.
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Whistleblower at the CIA
An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence
Melvin A. Goodman
A former CIA analyst tells the inside story of political corruption inside the CIA and what he did to stop it.
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Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry
Pocket Poets Number 17
Malcolm Lowry, Earle A. Birney
First collection of Lowry's poetic canon, including most of the Mexican verses related to his novel, Under the Volcano.
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In Memory of an Angel
David Shapiro
The first full-length collection in fifteen years from New York School prodigy and master of lyrical abstraction David Shapiro.
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Like a Dog
Tara Jepsen
A scrappy young skateboarder's story of underground worlds and fringe existences, confusing family relationships and the struggle for intimacy.
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On to the Next Dream
Paul Madonna
The tech gentrification of San Francisco, forcing out everyone from artists to middle-income families, captured in a first-person illustrated story.
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Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell
A hypnotizing tale of a daughter's journey into a numinous dream state, and a mother's intuitive pilgrimage of atonement.



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