Sunday, February 05, 2006

Introducing WAVE BOOKS

Dear Friends of Verse Press and Wave Books,

As you may know, in 2005 Verse Press joined forces with Wave Books, taking on a new name and additional staff and resources. Continuing the mission of Verse Press, Wave Books will publish the best in contemporary poetry and bring that work to audiences across the country. Read more about our upcoming titles and current books, find author events, and much more at our new website:

In lieu of the Verse Prize, Wave Books will hold a yearly reading period each February. Please see complete submission guidelines on

Read more about these Fall titles from Verse Press and purchase them at


Joe Wenderoth's first book since Letters to Wendy's is now here!

The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for John Ashcroft's Secret Self by Joe Wenderoth

Joe's outrageous premises and piercing insights are again put to work on subjects including poetry, pornography, politics, drinking games, religion, and various other forms of transcendence . . . Publishers Weekly calls it "disorientingly smart and funny."


leadbelly: poems by Tyehimba Jess

Winner of the National Poetry Series (selected by Brigit Pegeen Kelly)


Water’s Leaves and Other Poems by Geoffrey Nutter

Winner of the 2004 Verse Prize


Wave Books will release its debut season of books in Spring 2006, including new work by Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, Anthony McCann, and Mary Ruefle. Look for our upcoming announcement of these titles as soon as they’re released.