New Books from Joshua Beckman and Mary Ruefle

New Books from Joshua Beckman and Mary Ruefle

In celebration of the imminent publications of Animal Days, by Joshua Beckman, and the softcover edition of Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, we would like to let you know about a sale Wave Books is having. 

From now through December 30, both of these softcover titles will be 30% off  and the hardcovers will be 20% off. As always, the shipping is free through regular mail in the US. Also, if both of these books intrigue you, consider purchasing them together for 40% off their retail price, right around $21, as a Winter 2020/2021 Bundle

We hope that you have a safe and warm holiday season!

Thank you,

Wave Books staff


Animal Days by Joshua Beckman

Enacting both the pain and heightened awareness of a body in crisis, Joshua Beckman’s latest collection of carefully assembled poetic fragments seeks to elucidate the synthetic reality of being sick and being medicated. Written from inside of illness and gathered over several years, these fragments or moments invite readers to contemplate how the compromised body transforms our conceptions of selfhood and our sense of the world. With a sincere reaching curiosity, the poems present a record of daily experience, but with the constant undermining presence of decay, memory, and death. 

Dunce (softcover) by Mary Ruefle

Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize
Long listed for the 2019 National Book Award
Long listed for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award
Finalist for the 2019 LA Times Book Prize

In Dunce Mary Ruefle returns to the poetic practice that has always been at her core. With her startlingly fresh sensibility, she enraptures us in poem after poem by the intensity of her attention, with the imaginative flourishes of her being-in-the-world, always deep with mysteries, unexpected appearances, and abiding yearning.

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