Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Blas and Jennifer!!

Congrats to 2011 NEA Poetry fellowship recipients Blas Falconer and Jennifer Denrow!! A list of all the 2011 recipients can be found here:


New Review of Fimbul-Winter in the Huffington Post

Debra Allbery's recently released Fimbul-Winter was reviewed by Carol Muske-Dukes, the Poet Laureate of California, in the Huffington Post's Thanksgiving Book Reviews. Read the reviews here:


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monica Youn on Good Times

Good Times Santa Cruz is featuring Monica Youn in this week's Poetry Corner. If you have yet to read Monica's book, Ignatz, currently a National Book Award Finalist, or you simply can't get enough of it, visit Good Times to read selected poems from the collection:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Farrah Field Reads in NYC This Week

Come hear Farrah Field read in NYC this week:

Wednesday, November 10, 7 pm
with Bhisham Bherwani and Andrea Baker
NYU Bookstore
725 Broadway, just south of Waverly

Sunday, November 14, 7 pm
with Christie Ann Reynolds
Zinc Bar
82 W. 3rd Street

Farrah Field is the author of Rising (Four Way Books, 2009), which was selected by Tony Hoagland for the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Chelsea, Harp & Altar, Harpur Palate, Margie, The Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, Pool, and Typo. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Plath Cabinet Reviewed by Cerise Press

We've received quite a few recent reviews of Four Way Books! Check out Catherine Bowman's review at the link below, and other great reviews in the preceding posts.


More reviews! Belated Heavens in Sewanee Review

Daniel Tobin, who published three poems under the collective title, "A Green Road in Clare," in the summer 2006 issue, has a new collection of poems from Four Way Books to be published in October 2010. "Belated Heavens" Tobin's fifth book, is an exploration in free verse of humanity's violence and endurance that spans prehistory and modern Manhattan. "Violence however, is not the main concern of this collection," Tobin explains. "But rather how humanity thrives despite the volatility of the world." -- Sewanee Review

What the Right Hand Knows Reviewed in LAMBDA Literary


Stories That Listen Reviewed in Publisher's Weekly

Stories That Listen
Priscilla Becker, Four Way (UPNE, dist.), $15.95 trade paper (72p) ISBN 978-1-935536-05-5

This second book by Becker (Internal West) speaks from a stark place beyond heartbreak, after the dust has settled, where "It is a mistake to call logic/ cold: it has no temperature at all./ It merely reveals itself/ when the last of the emotion is gone." Cast in uneven free verse lines, this book begins and ends in resignation; it's less a journey than a confirmation of what its speaker suspected all along, that life is both disappointing and unfailingly interesting. At times these lines echo the lonely brilliance of Sylvia Plath or Louise Gl├╝ck, and, of course, their forebear Emily Dickinson, for whom the natural world mirrored the inner one. Becker's claustrophobia begets insight--Becker often addresses a hazy "you," a lost beloved, but really this is the self addressing the self, saying what only the self needs to hear or can understand, "the kind of thing/ one notices--/after the extremes-- /a kind of sobriety." (Oct.)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Catherine Bowman reviewed by Cerise Press

Read Cerise Press' review of The Plath Cabinet here: http://www.cerisepress.com/02/05/unboxed-secrets-the-plath-cabinet-by-catherine-bowman

Huffington Post Names Daniel Tobin's Belated Heavens One of "The Coolest Book Covers This Year"

Congratulations to Daniel Tobin, whose new book, Belated Heavens, which will be officially launched THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho, was named one of the 21 coolest books covers this year by Anis Shivani in The Huffington Post. You can view this cover, and the other winners here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anis-shivani/coolest-book-covers-2010_b_775990.html#s168334.

And if you want a taste of what's inside, you can view yesterday's selection on Poetry Daily: http://poems.com/poem.php?date=14915.