We are so excited to announce our newest books! This spring, we have a novel-in-verse by Matthew Rohrer, a collection of mongrel "englyssh" poems by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, an extraordinary collection of medieval Arabic epithets for the lion, and a history of the Poetry Project at St. Marks told through the numerous interviews that have enlivened it's long-publishing newsletter.
From now until January 1st, get 40% off selected poems, collected poems (and essays), translations, and books from forthcoming spring 2017 authors and editors. The sale also includes titles by contributors in What is Poetry? (Just kidding, I know you know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter (1983–2009).
All of the titles included in this sale can be viewed here.
Get three collections of poetry by Ernst Meister, translated by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick, this month for $24. Informal trilogy includes: In Times Rift, Wallless Space, and Of Entirety Say the Sentence.
Curators Joshua Beckman and Anthony McCann invited over twenty-five poets to read one of their books in its entirety in the Mystery Theater at Machine Project in Echo Park, LA, from March 30th - April 3rd, 2016.
Each week, two recordings of these readers will be made public for you to enjoy.
Dolores Dorantes, Douglas Kearney, Cedar Sigo, Anthony McCann, Lisa Fishman, Richard Meier, Michael Earl Craig, Matthew Rohrer, Brian Kim Stefans, Joe Wenderoth, Joshua Beckman, John Beer, Prageeta Sharma, Rebecca Wolff, Catherine Wagner, Matthew Zapruder, Dorothea Lasky, Timothy Donnelly, Rodney Koeneke, Tonya Foster, Will Alexander, Don Mee Choi, Andrew Maxwell, Aaron Kunin, Harmony Holiday, Yideum Kim
Listen to these recordings here!
Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen (September, 2016) has been listed in the top ten poetry collections of fall 2016 by Publishers Weekly!
It's Nguyen's fourth collection, and the first since Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008.
The poems in Violet Energy Ingots contain a sense of dis-ease, rupture, things frayed, and grief—as love shimmers the edges. Ryo Yamaguchi describes Nguyen’s writing as “a kind of stuttering with intelligences, impressions, and emotions flaring up as the words find their pathways.” As grounded in the earth as in the stars, her poems are reminders of the possibilities of contemplation in every space and moment.
We're terribly excited to announce that we've been nominated for a Genius Award for Literature from Seattle's alt-weekly paper, The Stranger.
Nominees are announced via cupcakes (which we happily devoured at 10am). We'll find out who the winner is at the awards ceremony in September.
Many thanks to The Stranger, and congratulations to the rest of the nominees!
-The Wave Books staff