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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Death Blossoms
Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, Expanded Edition
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Profound meditations on life, death, freedom, family, and faith written by radical, Black journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, while he was awaiting his execution.
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No Fascist USA!
The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements
Hilary Moore, James Tracy
"Smash fascism! Read this book!"––Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine
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Race Man
Selected Works, 1960-2015
Julian Bond, Michael G. Long
An inspiring, historic collection of writings from one of America's most important civil rights leaders.
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Revolutionary Letters: Expanded Edition
Pocket Poets Series No. 27
Diane di Prima
Expanded edition of the City Lights classic of eco-feminist-Zen Beat poetry.
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Spring and Autumn Annals
A Celebration of the Seasons for Freddie
Diane di Prima
Part elegy, part memoir––lyrical and unforgettable, a previously unpublished masterpiece from a Beat Generation icon.
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ELADATL
A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines
Sesshu Foster
A breathtaking free fall into the long-buried (and fictional) history of a utopian era in American lighter-than-air travel, as told by its death-defying, aero-acrobatic heroes.
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A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
(And How to Prevent the Next One)
Alan Hirsch
An urgent primer on what can be done to combat emerging threats to the core of U.S. Democracy––presidential elections.
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Little Hill
Alli Warren
Award-winning poet explores new formal terrain in seven long poems against the violence of the present political moment.
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The Green New Deal and Beyond
The Road from Climate Emergency to Ecological Reality
Stan Cox
A clear and urgent call for the national, social, and individual changes required to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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Facing You
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 19
Uche Nduka
From acclaimed Nigeria-born, Brooklyn-based poet Uche Nduka, a book of love poems written with compact elegance and vivid eroticism.



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