We are very excited to be heading to Portland for AWP, in just a few weeks! We are hosting two offsite events and will be at the AWP Bookfair for its duration. A ton of our authors will be in town reading with us and at many other fine venues. We'll have more details to share as we get closer, but for now, just a few:
The bookfair is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9AM–5PM. AWP has reinstated their $5 Saturday-only bookfair pass; for those not attending the full conference, it's a nearly free way to go to the best bookstore in the world that exists that weekend. Come see us at tables T8027 and T8029.
Thursday, March 28:
Join us at the Pacific Northwest College of Art for a Burning Deck Books Exhibit and a tribute to Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop. We'll be showing off Burning Deck publications from the past 60 years, including rare letterpress editions and magazines, and we'll host a casual reading celebration, with many collaborators, friends, and former students of the Waldrops reading from favorite Burning Deck or Waldrop books.
The exhibit open from 6 to 9pm, readings begin at 6:30 and 8:00 by the following participants:
Heidi Broadhead - Alejandro de Acosta - Kristin P. Bradshaw - Rae Armantrout - Lynn Xu - E. Tracy Grinnell - Jena Osman - Lee Ann Brown - Joshua Beckman
Danielle Dutton & Martin Riker - Lisa Pearson - Sarah Riggs - Magdalena Zurawski - Matthew Cooperman - Sawako Nakayasu - Cole Swensen
We will also be showing off our book by and about the Waldrops, Keeping / the window open. Presented by Wave Books and PNCA's Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing.
PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209
Friday, March 29:
Come out to one of Portland's coolest literary spaces, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, and help us make an edition and learn how to sew a simple booklet. Then, in the evening, join us for a celebratory reading by Wave poets. The book-sewing will go from 2–5PM; the reading will go from 5–11PM, with roughly this schedule of readers:
IPRC, 318 SE Main St. #155, Portland, OR, 97214
Aaron Kunin unfortunately can't make it to AWP.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski has joined us for the Friday reading!
We’ve been unpacking the first cartons of the first books of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited about 2019 and the incredible poetry, lectures, conversations, and less-easily-categorizable works we will publishing. Here is what we have in store:
The National Book Critics Circle announced the 2018 finalists this morning, and Terrance Hayes is on the list TWICE! He is a finalist in poetry for his incredible collection with Penguin, American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin, and in criticism for To Float in the Space Between, his extraordinary, hybrid work (drawn from his lectures in the Bagley Wright Lecture Series) on the poet Etheridge Knight, which we published last fall.
Literally two cheers to Terrance Hayes!
Our October books have just arrived! Now in Seattle—and moving around the rest of the world—is Philip Lamantia's selected prose, Preserving Fire, and two new collections of poetry: XoeteoX, by Edwin Torres, and Something for Everybody, by Anselm Berrigan. These books will officially publish on October 9th, and from now until then we'll have them on sale, 33% off paperbacks and 20% hardcovers. Just follow the links for any of them that pique your interest and find them already discounted.
Your friends at Wave Books