Our Authors

Over the years, City Lights has had the honor of publishing some of the world's best known writers and thinkers. We've also been proud to introduce an exciting range of new voices and views. Search below for biographical information on City Lights authors, and a list of their works available from our site.


Pacheco, Jose Emilio
Parenti, Michael
Parra, Eduardo Antonio
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Peignot, Laure (Colette)
Peri Rossi, Cristina
Pessoa, Fernando
Poe, Edgar Allan
Ponte, Antonio José
Potter, Will
Prevert, Jacques