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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Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge
Hip Hop's larger-than-life emcees and famous couples inspire spoken word couplets, sonnets, and prose poems. Fiercely intelligent, emotionally packed, righteously feminist.
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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch
Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology.
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Old Angel Midnight
Jack Kerouac
"The only book I've ever written in which I've allowed myself to say absolutely anything I want . . ."—Jack Kerouac
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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
A Thomas Paine-style indictment of how wealthy corporations control politics and how average Americans, through democracy, can fight back and win.
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Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Pocket Poets Number 53
Julio Cortázar
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortázar's poetry to appear in English.
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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux
An eye-opening critique of how America's drift toward authoritarian intolerance is dividing the nation and intensifying social and political conflicts.
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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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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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