The winner of the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry is Small Porcelain Head by Allison Benis White of Irvine, California. Her collection will be published in 2013. We will read manuscripts for the 2012 Intro Prize in Poetry (first books) from January 1 - March 31, 2012. The judge will be D.A. Powell. We will also read poetry manuscripts and short fiction during the month of June 2012.
We are proud to announce that Monica Youn's IGNATZ was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry.
Congratulations to Debra Allbery who won the 2010 Grub Street National Poetry Prize for Fimbul-Winter
Four Way Books is pleased to announce that the winning manuscript of the 2010 Four Way Books Intro Prize is How the Losers Love What’s Lost by Patrick Ryan Frank of Austin, Texas. The judge was Alan Shapiro. Mr. Frank’s book is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2012. He will receive $1000.00 and a reading in a Four Way Books sponsored series in New York City.
In 2011, we will read submissions from January 1 - March 31 through the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, open to all poets, regardless of their publication history. The judge will be Claudia Rankine.
Four Way Books editors also consider manuscripts outside of the contest each June. For information, please check our guidelines in December for the contest and in May for the June reading period.
Thank you to everyone who submitted for considering Four Way Books for your work.
Congratulations to Joel Brouwer recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Four Way Books is proud to announce that Meg Kearney, author of HOME BY NOW, is the winner of The L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award in Poetry. Established by The Boston Globe in 1975, and co-sponsored by PEN New England, the award is given for the best book of poetry by a New England author or with a New England setting. Congratulations to Meg!
Four Way Books is delighted to announce that Tina Chang has been appointed Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. (Tina is the second Four Way Books author to be Brooklyn's Poet Laureate. D. Nurkse held the position for several years.) Tina is the author of Half Lit Houses and the forthcoming Of Gods & Strangers (2011). She lives in, well, Brooklyn! Congratulations Tina!
BEHIND THE LIST (from Poetry Foundation website)
Four Way Books, a non-profit press based in New York City, has three debuts on the contemporary best seller list this week: Sediment by Sandy Tseng (number 22), Home by Now by Meg Kearney (number 8), and What the Right Hand Knows by Tom Healy (number 30). The perenial for-profit powerhouse Knopf also has three titles on the list, an impressive feat dwarfed by Beacon Press, which has six titles on the list. All six are by Mary Oliver.
Between Heaven and Texas, edited by Naomi Shihab Nye, makes its debut on the anthology list this week at number 8. Nye has collected poems from a range of Texas poets to accompany the photographs of Wyman Meinzer, who has made a name for himself framing the Texas sky.
ABOUT TOWN READINGS
February 18 at 5:00 NYU
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10 Street NYC
C. Dale Young, Megan Staffel, Monica Youn
March 23 at 6:30 NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway at 6:30
Collier Nogues, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Craig Morgan Teicher
May 1 at 2:00 Millbrook Free Library
3 Friendly Lane in Millbrook, NY
Meg Kearney, Megan Staffel, Sydney Lea
May 5th, 6:30pm NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway at 6:30
Joni Wallace, Tom Healy, and Kevin Prufer