The Wave Pamphlet Series is a venue for bibliographic and critical writing the likes of which find a unique home in the pamphlet form.
Forthcoming pamphlets (available by 2012 subscription) include:
Translator’s Questions for John Ashbery: HOUSEBOAT DAYS into Bengali
Translator’s Questions for Philip Lamantia: SELECTED POEMS into Japanese
Jorge Carrera Andrade’s “Notes on the Poetry of Pierre Reverdy,” translated and introduced by Alejandro de Acosta
Please also see the Found Criticism page
Previous pamphlets include:
#1: Garrett Caples’ Quintessence of the Minor presents a comprehensive survey of neglected, oft-brilliant and oft-imperfect Symbolist poets, revealing‒with acuity, erudition and blessed candor‒a tradition of forgotten, though no less valuable and invigorating, poets and poetry.
#2: Noelle Kocot’s Damon's Room: a discography of music important to the author (mostly selected from the music collection of Kocot’s late husband, composer Damon Tomblin), and brief essays on the intersections of Kocot’s life in relation to these songs.
#3: Author Bios: a sundry collection of biographical notes as they appeared in five books by Larry Eigner, this Wave-edited selection offers a glimpse into the trajectory of this prolific poet through the often overlooked and, in this case, supremely engaging “author bio.”
Partner bookstores are those with a vibrant array of poetry books and a dedication to hand-selling the books that they themselves read and love. In addition to carrying Wave trade paperback titles, the following partner bookstores also sell bibliographic pamphlets from the Wave Pamphlet Series:
Amherst Books in Amherst, MA
Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA
McNally Jackson Books in New York, NY.
Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle, WA
Powell’s Books in Portland, OR
St. Mark’s Bookshop in New York, NY
Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, WI