Matthew Rohrer is the winner of the twelfth annual Believer Book Award for his book The Others!
In their writeup, The Believer calls it "a book of trapdoors and weird trips and special delights." Read the entire announcement here: https://www.believermag.com/exclusives/?read=rohrer
The first books in our new Bagley Wright Lecture Series have arrived! Joshua Beckman's The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks come as a beautiful, slim, two-volume set bound with a simple band. We love them. We hope you will, too: right now, and until May 1, they are 33% off, with free shipping in the US.
Paperbacks are 33% off, hardcovers 20% off. FREE SHIPPING domestically. This includes books by Rodney Koeneke, Dorothea Lasky, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, and Sandra Simonds. From now until April 3rd. Check them all out here.
And please be on the lookout for one other book coming in May, Joshua Beckman's slender, two-volume set of lectures, The Lives of the Poems and 3 Talks. These bound volumes will inaugurate a new series, the Bagley Wright Lecture Series, and when they arrive, we'll probably celebrate them with a sale, as well.
If you are interested in many of these books, you might consider a paperback subscription, which is by far the best deal.
We are getting excited for AWP in Tampa next week, where we are going to experience so much great poetry.
As usual we'll be at the Bookfair, at tables T1039 and T1041, showing off our books, including brand new ones.
We are hosting readings by Dorothea Lasky and Sandra Simonds on a series of outings on a water taxi. That's Friday night at 7:00, 7:40, and 8:15. Pick up tickets for a time slot at our booth.More details here:
And we'll be seeing readings and panels featuring many of our other authors, including Mary Ruefle, Tyehimba Jess, Don Mee Choi, Danielle Dutton and Rebecca Wolff. A full list of events is below.
We'll see you there.
Wave Books Author Events:
Thursday, March 8
DANIELLE DUTTON talks with Chanelle Benz, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Amelia Gray, and Min Jin Lee on the panel “Historical Women: Reimagining Past Narratives through the Contemporary Female Perspective.” Onsite. Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
DOROTHEA LASKY talks with Analicia Sotelo, Ruben Quesada, Kaveh Akbar, and Eve Ewing on the panel “The Literary Twittarati,” sponsored by WITS. Onsite. Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
DOROTHEA LASKY reads with Molly McCully Brown, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Susan Finch, Andrew Gretes, Karyna McGlynn, Cate Weiss Orcutt, Julian Randall, Kate Schmitt, and Ross White for Grist, Nashville Review, and Zone 3. Offsite. Gaspar’s Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL.
SANDRA SIMONDS reads with Aimée Baker, Anne Barngrover, Justin Bigos, Nick Courtright, Eileen G'Sell, Matthew Guenette, Kyle McCord, Jennifer Moore, Emilia Phillips, Glenn Shaheen, and Erin Stalcup for Gold Wake Press and University of Akron Press. Offsite. Chez Faby, 500 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL.
DON MEE CHOI reads with Valerie Mejer Caso, Sasha Dugdale, Anna Deeny, Katherine M. Hedeen, Johannes Goransson, Melisa Machado, and Seth Michelson for Action Books’s event “Wide Receivers: A reading of poetry in translation.” Offsite. Rialto Theatre, 1617 N. Franklin St. Tampa, FL.
Friday, March 9
MARY RUEFLE gives the talk “Hell’s Bells: A Talk on Tone,” sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Onsite. Ballroom B, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
DOROTHEA LASKY talks with Emily Skillings, Myung Mi Kim, and Wendy Xu on the panel “Open Pedagogies: Teaching Poetry Through Art Inside and Outside of the Workshop.” Onsite. Ballroom D, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
TYEHIMBA JESS reads and talks with Shara McCallum and Morgan Parker, sponsored by Cave Canem. Onsite. Ballroom B, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
DOROTHEA LASKY reads with Mahogany Browne, Safia Elhillo, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Jenny Johnson, and others as part of the Women of Resistance launch party. Offsite. Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar, 513 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL.
7:00PM–9:00PM (WAVE SPONSORED)
DOROTHEA LASKY and SANDRA SIMONDS read on three outings of a water taxi exploring the Tampa waterfront: 7:00PM, 7:40PM, and 8:15PM. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Wave Books table in the bookfair. Offsite. Pirate Water Taxi stall at the Convention Center / Marriott Waterside dock.
Saturday, March 10
DON MEE CHOI talks with Michelle Gil-Montero, Sasha Dugdale, Valerie Meier Caso, and Anna Deeny Morales on the panel “‘How difficult it is to remain just one person.’: Translating the Autobiographical Poem.” Onsite. Room 17, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.
DON MEE CHOI talks with Madhu H. Kaza, Gabrielle Civil, Sawako Nakayasu, and Rosa Alcalá on the panel “Kitchen Table Translation: Migration, Diaspora, Contexts.” Onsite. Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
TYEHIMBA JESS talks with Justin Bigos, Vievee Francis, Diane Seuss, and Stacey Lynn Brown on the panel “The Persona Poem.” Onsite. Ballroom A, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.
SANDRA SIMONDS and REBECCA WOLFF read with Natalie Eilbert, Anna Marie Hong, Christine Hume, Hilary Plum, Analicia Sotelo, and Catherine Taylor for the Bennington Review, FENCE, and Text Image MFA Program at Ithaca College. Offsite. Four Green Fields at Curtis Hixon Park, 702 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL.
Please join us at AWP in Tampa for a series of readings with DOROTHEA LASKY and SANDRA SIMONDS on a water taxi exploring the Tampa waterfront.
Friday, March 9th. We will have three outings: 7:00PM, 7:40PM, and 8:15PM. Boats will launch from the Pirate Water Taxi stall at the Convention Center / Marriott Waterside dock. Tickets are required but can easily be picked up at the Wave Books table anytime before the readings (we encourage you to buy copies of Orlando, Milk, or any of the books we'll have there).
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193820168040874/
We can't wait.
See you in a few weeks,