About Us

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong, innovative work in finely crafted editions, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.


Charlie Wright, Publisher
Joshua Beckman, Editor in Chief
Heidi Broadhead, Senior Editor
Matthew Zapruder, Editor at Large
Blyss Ervin, Production Editor
Catherine Bresner, Publicity Director
Lillie Walsh, Editorial Assistant & Office Manager

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Wave Books is not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts or queries. Please see our submissions page for updates to our submissions policy.