About Us

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Charlie Wright, Publisher
Joshua Beckman, Editor in Chief
Matthew Zapruder, Editor at Large
Heidi Broadhead, Managing Editor
Brittany Dennison, Publicity Director
Blyss Ervin, Subscriptions and Distribution Manager

Social Media Intern: Annar Veröld
Production Assistance: Alexander Moysaenko
Editorial Research Assistance: Libby Hopfauf

Interns: Tracy Gregory, Karen Thimell, and Barrett White


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Wave Books is not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts or queries. Please see our submissions page for updates to our submissions policy.