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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Summer books now on sale until June 3rd

Posted on May 07, 2013 by Brittany Dennison

 Our translation for this year, Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, is now on sale in paperback for $12 or limited edition hardcover for only $20. Advice is perfect for the Roberto Bolaño or translation lover! The Kenyon Review said of this book, "Santiago’s distress, derangement, and rages extend from a deep faith in poetry and its ability to both inscribe and incite new perceptions."

Also on sale is Geoffrey Nutter's The Rose of January, available in paperback for $12 or limited edition hardcover for $20. Publishers Weekly said "Nutter’s new volume ends up at once whimsical and tragic, a rich set of hues and a series of shadowy corners, whose allusive poems become places in which we hope to get lost." For Nutter fans and those looking to build their library, we're offering a special sale—get all three Nutter titles for only $30. That's a $13 discount!

Posted in Geoffrey Nutter, Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Sale


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

September only: Thunderbird on sale for $12

Posted on September 04, 2012 by Rachel Welty

Thunderbird, Dorothea Lasky's newest collection, is available for $12 during September when you order directly from our website. Read more about and purchase Thunderbird here!

Posted in Dorothea Lasky, Sale

Warehouse Sale on select hardcovers and paperbacks through June 6th!

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Rachel Welty

Reading is, of course, a year-round habit, but we're giving you a head start on your summer reading list by offering you 50 percent off some of our titles. Check out the complete list at the Warehouse Sale in our catalog, and order before the sale ends on June 6th!

Posted in Sale, Warehouse Sale


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