Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sarah Manguso awarded Rome Prize

Four Way Books is delighted to congratulate Sarah Manguso, author of Siste Viator on receiving the highly sought after Rome Prize from the American Academy , chosen by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Sarah Manguso will spend a year at the American Academy in Rome.

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)."

Congratulations, Sarah.

Four Way Books Annual Benefit

Over the last year Four Way Books authors have been the proud recipients of prizes including the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber Award, the American Academy's distinguished Rome Prize, and many more, as well as receiving wonderful critical reviews in Publishers Weekly, ForeWord, The Constant Critic, and numerous other places.

On Thursday May 8th from 7 to 9pm Four Way Books will host its annual Benefit at Poets House, 72 Spring Street. This event is an important fundraiser to support the work of the press, which currently publishes around 8 books of poetry a year.

There will be refreshments, short readings by Ellen Dudley, C. Dale Young, John Gallaher, and Cammy Thomas, and conversation.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person; RSVP at Your donation is tax deductible and will assist the press with its publishing, reading series, and residential program for writers.

Four Way Books would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all its authors on their many wonderful achievements over the past year, and to thank anyone who has bought or read a Four Way book over the year. Look out for our new releases in stores now, and exciting titles to come in November.

C. Dale Young / John Gallaher NYC Readings

To celebrate the release of their second books, The Second Person and The Little Book of Guesses, C. Dale Young and John Gallaher will be reading in New York City in May:

C. Dale Young and John Gallaher read with Kimiko Hahn and Lynn Emanuel
Sunday, May 6 at Bowery Poetry Club, Readings on the Bowery Series
308 Bowery, NYC
2:00pm ($8 inc. $2 at the bar)

C . Dale Young and John Gallaher read with Linda Gregerson
Monday, May 7
Readings Between A and B
7:30pm (Free)

These are both wonderful reading series at great poetry venues, and C. Dale and John are exciting readers. Check them out!

C. Dale Young reads at the LA Times Festival of Books

On Saturday April 28th C. Dale Young will read from his new book, The Second Person , in the Poetry Tent at the LA Times Festival of Books.

He will be reading at 4.30pm ( See Full Schedule) - if you're in the area go along to cheer him on and hear some great poetry!

And scroll down for C. Dale's STARRED Publisher's Weekly Review.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Emerson Would Have Liked Four Way Books

* National Poetry Month on the Four Way Books blog *

John Gallaher's The Little Book of Guesses and Jeffrey Harrison's Incomplete Knowledge were included in David Kirby's Atlanta Journal Constitution National Poetry Month roundup:

"I'd like to think Emerson would also be entertained by a second batch of books I took pleasure in this year [...] In two cases, the titles themselves give away the author's pose of uncertainty: There's "Incomplete Knowledge" by Jeffrey Harrison, for example (Four Way Books, $14.95), as well as John Gallaher's "The Little Book of Guesses" (Four Way Books, $14.95)."

Follow the link at the top for the whole round-up.

Book Sense Top Ten Poetry: Jeffrey Harrison Incomplete Knowledge

* National Poetry Month on the Four Way Books Blog *

Four Way Books is delighted to congratulate Jeffrey Harrison on making it to the Book Sense list of the Top Ten Poetry books for the past year.

The list is based on the nominations of independent booksellers across the nation, and represents a tremendous vote of confidence in Incomplete Knowledge.

A wonderful review of Jeffrey's book by Jordan Davis at The Constant Critic . Other reviews can be found at the Virginia Quarterly Review and ForeWord .

Listen to a poem from the book, read by Garrison Keillor on Sunday 25th February.

Read poems from Incomplete Knowledge on Poetry Daily , including the title poem

Incomplete Knowledge is Jeffrey Harrison's fourth book. It was published November 2006, and is available from all good booksellers - especially good independent booksellers!