Four Way Books is dedicated to producing and promoting excellent literary publications and to creating opportunities for writers of merit. We believe that the work of writers brings good to the world—understanding, empathy, curiosity, wisdom—and that if we can be the conduit for connecting writers and readers, for making a writer's life more meaningful by bringing validation to the artist and fine work to public attention, we are spending our days nobly.
Four Way Books seeks to please and expand poetry’s audience and to nurture the gifts of adult writers, spanning a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Our hope is to support our authors not only during the time we are publishing them but also throughout their writing careers by inviting them to participate in events, offering residency opportunities when possible, and making it known that our door is open to them. In addition to publishing excellent literary works, we provide our authors with the encouragement and support necessary for the longevity and success of careers in the arts. Well into its third decade, Four Way Books acquires and lovingly produces important, surprising, and potent works for readers, who consistently tell us they are glad we are here—eclectically, steadily, and passionately here.