Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Deborah Bernhardt Reading at AWP Atlanta

ATLANTA: University of Arizona Poetry Center, Kore Press, Cue,
Sonora Review, and Casa Libre

Thursday, March 1 from 8-10:30 p.m. at Midtown Tavern, 554 Piedmont
Avenue. From the Atlanta Hilton walk 5 blocks north on Courtland,
make a right on Linden, make a right on Piedmont, you're there.

Readers are: Cara Adams, Renee Angle, Deborah Bernhardt , William Bert,
Shannon Cain, Diana Delgado, Donald Dunbar, Ann M. Fine, Deborah
Fries, Charlie Jensen, Sandra Lim, Elline Lipkin, Sawako Nakayasu,
Kristen Nelson, Jena Osman, Rodney Phillips, Michael Rerick, Frances
Sjoberg, Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

Readings will be about 5 minutes each and good times will be all night long.

For more information at AWP stop by Casa Libre, Kore Press, or UA
Poetry Center tables in the 270 block of the AWP Book Fair.

Friday, February 23, 2007

John Gallaher on an AWP Panel

What to do on the first March of Thursday after lunch in Atlanta? Listen to John Gallaher, whose second poetry collection, The Little Book of Guesses , won the 2006 Levis Prize from Four Way, talking about John Ashbery. Then head into the Bookfair to buy John's book and our other four Spring releases by C. Dale Young, Ellen Dudley, Terri Ford , and Forrest Hamer . Table 90, folks.

Thursday, March 1, 2007
1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Salon C
2nd Floor
The Hilton

Ashbery at 80.
(Susan Wheeler, Donald Revell, Kathleen Ossip, Wayne Miller, Randall Mann, John Gallaher)

Since the publication of his Yale Series winning first book, Some Trees, over fifty years ago, John Ashbery's influence has been everywhere apparent in American poetry. In this, his 80th year, six diverse poets come together to speak toward an understanding and celebration of John Ashbery's singular achievement and genius.

Four Way Fiction Writer Eileen Pollack selected for 2007 Best American Short Stories

Four Way Books is delighted to congratulate Eileen Pollack, whose story 'The Bris' has been selected by Heidi Pitlor and Stephen King for inclusion in the 2007 Best American Short Stories, to be published by Houghton Mifflin.

Eileen Pollack's newest fiction collection, In the Mouth, will be published Spring 2008 by Four Way Books. 'The Bris' appeared in Subtropics issue 1 . She is the author of The Rabbi in the Attic and Other Stories, which the Washington Post included on its list of favorite books of the past 25 years, and the novel Paradise, New York. Her book-length work of creative nonfiction, Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull, won a 2003 WILLA Finalist Award.

If you're visiting AWP Atlanta, Eileen Pollack will be reading on Thursday at 10.30 at a Subtropics reading introduced by David Leavitt, editor of the magazine. Other readers include Kent Annan, Geoffrey Brock, David Galef, Randall Mann, and Padma Viswanathan.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Book of Jobs by Kathryn Maris selected as a ForeWord Finalist

ForeWord Magazine announced today the finalists for its annual Book of the Year awards. We're delighted to congratulate Kathryn Maris whose debut collection, The Books of Jobs, is a finalist.

The winner will be announced at Book Expo America and in ForeWord in June.

Kathryn Maris was born in New York and educated at Columbia University and Boston University. She has held two poetry fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and residencies at both Yaddo and the Ragdale Foundation. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as American Poet, Fence, Ploughshares, and Poetry, and in New Voices: University and College Prizes, an anthology edited by Heather McHugh. In addition, she regularly publishes essays and book reviews in British and American periodicals. Currently she is an editor at Poetry London magazine, and a lecturer in creative writing at Morley College in south London. She divides her time between London and New York City.

Reading: Sarah Manguso, Smith College

Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm

Smith College

Four Way Books author Sarah Manguso (Siste Viator ) will read with Kevin Prufer, whose book Four Way will publish in our 2008-9 season.

Of Siste Viator , Dave Eggers has commented: "Sarah Manguso, like her spiritual siblings David Berman and Tony Hoagland, is a friendly kind of savior and guide. Her writing is gorgeous and cerebral (imagine Anne Carson) but she doesn't skimp on the wit (imagine Anne Carson's ne'er-do-well niece)."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

FWB at AWP Atlanta

Four Way Books will of course be at AWP Atlanta, February 28th to March 3rd. You'll be able to find us, lots of books, discount prices AND several of our authors at Table 90. Book signings are taking place on Friday, and you'll be able to get your hands on early copies of our new releases for Spring 2007 by Ellen Dudley, John Gallaher, C. Dale Young, and Forrest Hamer, as well as books by Deborah Bernhardt, Catherine Bowman, and Jeffrey Harrison.Martha Rhodes, founder and publisher of Four Way Books, will be speaking on a panel called LITERARY START UPS, moderated by Joan Houlihan, on Thursday March 1, 12-1.15. Panelists are: Garrick Davis, Steven Cramer, Fred Marchant, Jeffrey Levine and Martha Rhodes.

Do stop by and say hello!


Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan wins Intro Prize

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