New Books from Srikanth Reddy and Lisa Fishman

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Catherine Bresner

With the publication day only a few days away for Underworld Lit by Srikanth Reddy and Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition by Lisa Fishman, we would like to let you know about a sale Wave Books is having. 

From now through August 4, 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 $24, as a Summer 2020 Bundle

Underworld Lit by Srikanth Reddy

Simultaneously funny and frightful, Srikanth Reddy's Underworld Lit is a multiverse quest through various cultures' realms of the dead. Couched in a literature professor's daily mishaps with family life and his sudden reckoning with mortality, this adventurous serial prose poem moves from the college classroom to the oncologist's office to the mythic underworlds of Mayan civilization, the ancient Egyptian place of judgment and rebirth, the infernal court of Qing dynasty China, and beyond—testing readers along with the way with diabolically demanding quizzes. It unsettles our sense of home as it ferries us back and forth across cultures, languages, epochs, and the shifting border between the living and the dead.


Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition by Lisa Fishman

Spanning 16 years of notebooks, teaching notes, and improvisations, Lisa Fishman's Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition upends time itself in lyric, prose, and visual forms. Sharing Paul Klee's intuition that "the eye travels along the path cut out for it in the work," this deeply multifaceted book moves between observational directness and maddened speech, places and persons, humor and alarm. Tempted by Laura Riding's renunciation of poetry yet rich with life-forms of all kinds (vegetable, animal, processual), it is a work of immediate presence and continuous change, enacting an ever-renewing ecology of connection in peril.

Thank you, and have a lovely summer!

Wave Books staff

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Posted on December 11, 2012 by Rachel Welty

Give the gift of Wave’s bright new titles! For the rest of Hanukkah (through December 16th), purchase the 2013 paperback subscription for only $90. With ten upcoming titles, ephemera and events included, our 2013 subscription promises to extend light and cheer across the coming year!  Click here to purchase.

Posted in 2013 subscription, Caroline Knox, Cole Heinowitz, Dara Wier, forthcoming, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Geoffrey Nutter, Joshua Beckman, Lorine Niedecker, Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Mary Ruefle, Noelle Kocot, Sale

For a limited time only: Wave's 2013 hardcover subscription!

Posted on November 01, 2012 by Rachel Welty

Wave's limited edition hardcover subscription includes the entire 2013 Wave catalog, and each book arrives signed and numbered by the author, along with letters from our publisher, and other publications and ephemera to be announced.  

Purchase your subscription this month! After November 30th, the 2013 hardcover subscription will no longer be available. Subscriptions are $375 and books ship free throughout the year as they are released.

Posted in 2013 subscription, Caroline Knox, Cole Heinowitz, Dara Wier, forthcoming, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Geoffrey Nutter, Joshua Beckman, Lorine Niedecker, Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Mary Ruefle, Noelle Kocot

Response to Mary Ruefle's "On Fear"

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Brittany Dennison

We've been so pleased with all the positive response to Mary Ruefle's essay "On Fear," which was featured in the June issue of Poetry Magazine. Here are a few of the items we'd like to share.

You can read the full essay on Poetry's website, here

Mary Ruefle's Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures is being released this August. "On Fear" is in the collection, along with many others. 

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Announcing: forthcoming titles by Nguyen and Meister!

Posted on May 01, 2012 by Ellen Welcker


We've been talking these up for a while now, but complete information is available at last for our newest titles, both forthcoming in September. Please check out the book pages for AS LONG AS TREES LAST by Hoa Nguyen, and IN TIME'S RIFT by Ernst Meister, translated by Graham Foust & Samuel Frederick.

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