TWO starred reviews from Publishers Weekly

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

Both Mary Ruefle, for her forthcoming Dunce, and Timothy Donnelly, for his forthcoming The Problem of the Many, have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly! We will be so eager to see what readers think of all the fall books, but for now some advanced praise for these two:



Posted on July 25, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

Happy summer, poets and readers. We hope these long days find you in leisure or your very best projects. We have an incredible fall lined up, but we want to enjoy these warm weeks a little before we get there. So we are doing a sale. On everything. 

From now until August 12, take 30% OFF anything you'd like on our website. Just plugin "BEACHPOEMS" at checkout, or follow this link to have the discount applied automatically. Shipping, as always, is FREE in the US.

This is also a good chance for you pick up one of our seasonal bundles, by far the best price on any of our books. We just started making these this year with our spring books, but we've bundled together a few seasons going back, just for fun. Check them out here.

Fall in deeply, and enjoy what you find.


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Four Finalists for the 2019 Firecracker Awards from the CLMP!

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

We love the CLMP's Firecracker Awards, and this year we have FOUR finalists! 

Terrance Hayes, To Float in the Space Between (Creative Nonfiction)
Rodney Koeneke, Body & Glass (Poetry)
Dorothea Lasky, Milk (Poetry)
Chelsey Minnis, Baby, I don't care (Poetry)

Congratulations to Terrance, Rodney, Chelsey, Dottie, and all the finalists!

Spring Books ON SALE + Our New Seasonal Bundles

Posted on April 05, 2019 by Ryo Yamaguchi

Our spring books have arrived! To honor the occasion, we are putting them ON SALE, from now until April 20th. Take 33% off paperbacks, 20% hardcovers, on all the books we are publishing in April and May: 

Woods and Clouds Interchangeable, by Michael Earl Craig
Hear Trains, by Caroline Knox
The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom, by Magdalena Zurawski
Love Three, by Aaron Kunin
Keeping / the window open, by Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop and edited by Ben Lerner

We are also excited to launch our new seasonal bundles! You can pick up all the spring books for 40% off retail price (that's 16% off the currently discounted price, or right around $70). We've even put a few past seasons up, just to celebrate the new program. Check them all out here

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! 

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