Wave Books at AWP 2019 in Portland

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

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 openPresented 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: 

Prageeta Sharma - Rick Meier - Joshua Beckman - Michael Earl Craig - Tyehimba Jess

Danielle Dutton - Matthew Zapruder - Rodney Koeneke - Dorothea Lasky - Dara Wier
Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Alejandro de Acosta - Rachel Zucker - John Beer - Magdalena Zurawski


IPRC, 318 SE Main St. #155, Portland, OR, 97214



**Reader updates**

Aaron Kunin unfortunately can't make it to AWP.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski has joined us for the Friday reading! 

Announcing: Our 2019 Titles!

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

Poets, readers,

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: 

Hear Trains, by Caroline Knox
Woods and Clouds Interchangeable, by Michael Earl Craig
The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom, by Magdalena Zurawski
Love Three: A Study of a Poem by George Herbert, by Aaron Kunin
Keeping / the window open: Interviews, Statements, Alarms, Excursions, by Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop and edited by Ben Lerner

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle
SoundMachine, by Rachel Zucker
Grief Sequence, by Prageeta Sharma
The Problem of the Many, by Timothy Donnelly
Animal, by Dorothea Lasky and published in the Bagley Wright Lecture Series
Bluets (10th Anniversary Hardcover Edition), by Maggie Nelson
You can check out our spring books right now, and you can anticipate them going on sale in just a few weeks. At that time, we will also launch the first of our new seasonal bundles, which will allow you to purchase all the books in a single season (spring or fall) for around 40% off. 
We are continuing to offer an annual subscription as well, though this year we have streamlined it into a single subscription that collects the best editions we publish of each book. If you are interested, you can sign up here.
We will have more to share about books, bundles, sales, and AWP, very soon, so be sure that you are on our mailing list (sign up in the Newsletter field in the bottom right corner of this website).

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Terrance Hayes named an NBCC Finalist in both Poetry and Criticism

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

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! 

ALL TITLES 30% OFF; a Holiday Sale

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Ryo Yamaguchi

Poets, readers, friends,

It's been a good year, and it seems like only yesterday that we were awaiting the first of our Bagley Wright Lecture Series books; or listening to poems on a boat gliding the canals of Tampa; or paging through incredible drawings of Etheridge Knight; or delighting in Philip Lamantia's letters of conscientious objection to war; or taking a ferry across the sound to a wonderland of typewriters; or talking a mile a minute at bookfairs in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Portland; or carefully balancing a little papercraft amid the cacti.

That last one literally was yesterday. And everything that card says is true: we are having a HOLIDAY SALE. To celebrate the year. ALL TITLES are 30% OFF, with FREE SHIPPING in the US.

Head over to our holiday collection (hint: it's all the books) and the discount should be applied automatically. Or simply plug in "ANDOTHERPOEMS" when you check out.

The sale will run until the end of the year.

New books by Philip Lamantia, Edwin Torres, and Anselm Berrigan ON SALE

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Ryo Yamaguchi

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. 

Happy reading!

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