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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Lunch Poems
50th Anniversary Edition
Frank O'Hara
50th anniversary hardcover gift edition of the groundbreaking poetry collection by the leader of the "New York School" of poetry.
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Culture of Cruelty
How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future
Tim Wise
Forthcoming: A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those already less fortunate.
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The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
Henry A. Giroux
A sweeping critique of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.
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Man Alive
A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
Thomas Page McBee
Far from a transgender transition tell-all, here is a personal yet universal story of charting one's course to ultimate self-recognition.
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Thousand Times Broken
Three Books
Henri Michaux
Three never-before-translated books from Henri Michaux from the period of his mescaline experimentation, with drawings by the author and surrealist painter Roberto Matta.
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A Corner of the World
Mylene Fernández-Pintado
In contemporary Havana, "Do I stay or do I go?" is always the question, and love doesn't necessarily conquer all.
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The Poetry Deal
Diane di Prima
The Poetry Deal is the first full-length collection of poems in decades from legendary feminist Beat poet, Diane di Prima.
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Deep Code
City Lights Spotlight No. 12
John Coletti
Deep Code explores "side language," as a subset of other languages, whether slang or metaphor, to both communicate and obfuscate.
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The Penguin's Song
Hassan Daoud
A family in exile from their home in old Beirut contends with claustrophobic conditions, recriminations, and unrealizable dreams of return.
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In Search of the Movement
The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now
Ben Hedin
A definitive account of the legacy of the civil rights movement, and the work that continues to be done today.



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