We are excited to share the recent release of twelve audiobooks, each read in its entirety by the author in front of a small audience at Machine Project in Los Angeles.
These titles by Lisa Fishman, Matthew Rohrer, Rodney Koeneke, Don Mee Choi, Joe Wenderoth, Cedar Sigo, Rebecca Wolff, Joshua Beckman, Michael Earl Craig, Timothy Donnelly, Anthony McCann, and Dorothea Lasky are now available on the Wave website, each at the affordable price of $5 USD. We hope that you find these books enjoyable alongside, and also independent from, their printed counterparts.
The Wave Books staff
Today marks the first day of National Library Week.
Usually, National Library Week is celebrated by going to the library, but since many libraries are still closed this year due to Covid-19, we wanted to find other ways to celebrate.
Congratulations to fellow finalists: Mai Der Vang (Yellow Rain: Poems, Graywolf Press); Atsuro Riley (Heard-Hoard, University of Chicago Press); Diane Seuss (frank: sonnets, Graywolf Press); and Phillip B. Williams (Mutiny, Penguin Books). This year's poetry judges are Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Lia Purpura, Safiya Sinclair.
The PEN Awards Ceremony will be held in-person on Monday, February 28th from 8pm–10pm ET at Town Hall in New York City.
In anticipation of the spring 2022 titles, we are delighted to share Wave's seasonal video catalog.
It has been an exciting fall so far, and we are so thrilled for all the authors who have received recent awards attention for their work.
Congratulations to Hoa Nguyen (A THOUSAND TIMES YOU LOSE YOUR TREASURE) and Douglas Kearney (SHO), whose books have been named finalists for the 2021 National Book Awards. The National Book Award Finalist Reading will be presented virtually in partnership with The New School on November 9th at 7pm ET and the winners will be announced on November 17th at the 72nd National Book Award Ceremony, which also will be held virtually. Be sure to follow @wavepoetry on social media for important updates about the details of these events.
We are so thrilled that Don Mee Choi (DMZ COLONY, HARDLY WAR) has been awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship in poetry and translation for "bearing witness to the effects of military violence and U.S. imperialism on the civilians of the Korean Peninsula." DMZ COLONY was the winner of the National Book Award in 2020, and it is exciting that these honors continue to bring visibility to her powerful work. In Don Mee's words, "The question I often I ask myself is, does my art perpetuate historical oblivion? I hope that my work generates literary resistance against geopolitical borders, including the borders of linguistic and literary conventions."