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Kate Colby, Lauren Shapiro, and G.C. Waldrep Reading at White Whale Books 6:00 pm
Kate Colby, Lauren Shapiro, and G.C. Waldrep Reading at White Whale Books @ White Whale Books
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Kate Colby (The Arrangements, forthcoming in September 2018) read at White Whale Books.
Brian Komei Dempster Reading for Uncovering Our Stories: Legacies of the Japanese American Imprisonment Event at the San Francisco Public Library 6:00 pm
Brian Komei Dempster Reading for Uncovering Our Stories: Legacies of the Japanese American Imprisonment Event at the San Francisco Public Library @ San Francisco Public Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hear Brian Komei Dempster (Topaz) read along with Florence Ohmura Dobashi, Sato Hashizume, Harumi Serata and Michi Tashiro for the release of  Mia Ayumi Malhotra a Yonsei’s new book Isako, Isako. Jon Osaki will share his father’s story and important work on his films. A book sale by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library follows the event.
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Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading for Salida Poetry Festival
Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading for Salida Poetry Festival
Oct 6 all-day
Hear Carol Moldaw (Beauty Refracted) read.
Four Way Books Reads: Brooklyn Lit Crawl 7:00 pm
Four Way Books Reads: Brooklyn Lit Crawl @ Bottoms Up Wine & Spirits
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a night to remember, featuring rapid fire readings by five amazing poets with books recently published by Four Way Books! There will be a wide range of voices covering topics such as ghosts of the past, the end of the world, and brides. With Monica Ferrell (You Darling Thing, September 2018), Miranda Field (Imaginary Royalty, September 2017), Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, September 2018), Ben Purkert (For the Love of Endings, March 2018), and Tom Thompson (Passenger, September 2018). This event is a PEN America’s Lit Crawl NYC event.
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Blas Falconer Reading at Austin Peay State University 4:00 pm
Blas Falconer Reading at Austin Peay State University @ Austin Peay State University
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hear Blas Falconer (Forgive the Body This Failure) read with  Bryanna Licciardi.
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Daniel Tobin and Joan Houlihan Reading at Porter Square Books 7:00 pm
Daniel Tobin and Joan Houlihan Reading at Porter Square Books @ Porter Square Books
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books authors Daniel Tobin (Blood Labors) and Joan Houlihan (Shadow-feast) read at Porter Square Books.
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Jennifer Franklin Reading with Fred Marchant and Nick Flynn at Franklin Electric 7:00 pm
Jennifer Franklin Reading with Fred Marchant and Nick Flynn at Franklin Electric @ Work Heights
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Jennifer Franklin read her most recent collection No Small Gift (Four Way Books September 2018). There will also be readings by Fred Marchant and Nick Flynn.
Blas Falconer Reading at Vanderbilt University 7:00 pm
Blas Falconer Reading at Vanderbilt University @ Vanderbilt University
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Blas Falconer read from his new collection, Forgive the Body This Failure.
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Blas Falconer Reading at the Southern Festival of Books
Blas Falconer Reading at the Southern Festival of Books
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Hear Blas Falconer read from his new collection, Forgive the Body This Failure.
Jennifer Franklin and Cynthia Cruz Reading at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center with Fred Marchant 7:00 pm
Jennifer Franklin and Cynthia Cruz Reading at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center with Fred Marchant @ The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, Four Way Books September 2018) and Cynthia Cruz (Dregs, Four Way Books September 2018) read from their new collections. There will also be a reading by Fred Marchant.
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Bruce Willard Reading at Burlington Book Festival 4:30 PM 4:30 pm
Bruce Willard Reading at Burlington Book Festival 4:30 PM @ UVM Alumni House Silver Pavilion
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Bruce Willard (Violent Blues) read at Burlington Book Festival.
Valerie Wallace Reading at Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI 7:00 pm
Valerie Wallace Reading at Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI @ Arts + Literature Laboratory
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Valerie Wallace (House of McQueen, March 2018) read with Jamel Brinkley and Chaya Buvaneswar.
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Joan Houlihan Reading at Brattleboro Literary Festival 4:00 pm
Joan Houlihan Reading at Brattleboro Literary Festival @ Brooks Memorial Library
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Joan Houlihan (Shadow-feast) and Neal Shepard read at Brattleboro Literary Festival.
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C. Dale Young Reading at Boston College 7:00 pm
C. Dale Young Reading at Boston College @ Boston College
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author C. Dale Young (The Affliction: A Novel in Stories, March 2018) read fiction and poetry for The Lowell Humanities Reading. Book signing to follow.
Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading at Books Inc in Palo Alto 7:00 pm
Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading at Books Inc in Palo Alto @ Books, Inc.
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Carol Moldaw (Beauty Refracted) read at Books Inc in Palo Alto
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Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading at Marin Poetry Center (Time TBA)
Four Way Books Author Carol Moldaw Reading at Marin Poetry Center (Time TBA) @ Falkirk Cultural Center
Oct 18 all-day
Hear Carol Moldaw (Beauty Refracted) read.
Four Way Books Author Jessica Jacobs Reading with Nickole Brown 4:34 pm
Four Way Books Author Jessica Jacobs Reading with Nickole Brown @ University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Oct 18 @ 4:34 pm – 5:34 pm
Hear Four Way Books Author Jessica Jacobs (Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going, March 2019) read with Nickole Brown at University of North Carolina–Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, September 2018) reading with Iain Halley Pollock & Mervyn Taylor (Time TBA) 7:00 pm
Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, September 2018) reading with Iain Halley Pollock & Mervyn Taylor (Time TBA) @ Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift) read with Iain Halley Pollock & Mervyn Taylor at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
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Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival 9:30 am
Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival @ Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:40 am
Hear Rigoberto González (The Book of Ruin, Four Way Books March 2019) read along with Tina Chang, Joseph O. Legaspi,and Mary Ruefle.
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am: Poetry and Identity with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival 12:30 pm
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am: Poetry and Identity with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival @ Prudential Hall (NJPAC)
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
Hear Rigoberto González (The Book of Ruin, Four Way Books March 2019) speak about poetry and identitiy with Eileen Myles, Sharon Olds, Khadijah Queen.
Going Public with Private Feelings with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival 2:00 pm
Going Public with Private Feelings with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival @ Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Hear Aaron Coleman (Threat Come Close, Four Way Books March 2018) speak with Nicole Homer, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Jenny Xie.
Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival 3:30 pm
Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival @ Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm
Hear Aaron Coleman (Threat Come Close, Four Way Books March 2018) speak with Naomi Extra and Hieu Minh Nguyen.
Valerie Wallace Reading with Simone Muench and Katy Chrisler at Malvern Books 7:00 pm
Valerie Wallace Reading with Simone Muench and Katy Chrisler at Malvern Books @ Malvern Books
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Valerie Wallace (House of McQueen) read with Simone Muench and Katy Chrisler at Malvern Books.
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Festival Poets Reading with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival 12:30 pm
Festival Poets Reading with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival @ Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
Hear Aaron Coleman (Threat Come Close, Four Way Books March 2018) read with Renée Ashley, Raymond Luczak, Gregory Pardlo, and Khadijah Queen.
Poetry and the News with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival 2:00 pm
Poetry and the News with Aaron Coleman at Doge Poetry Festival @ Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Hear Aaron Coleman (Threat Come Close, Four Way Books March 2018) speak with Tina Chang, Safia Elhillo, and JC Todd.
Whose Body? with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival 2:00 pm
Whose Body? with Rigoberto González at Dodge Poetry Festival @ North Star Academy
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Hear Rigoberto González (The Book of Ruin, Four Way Books March 2019) speak alongside Jan Beatty, Cortney Lamar Charleston, and Danez Smith.
In Praise: A Hundred Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground with Rigoberto González at Doge Poetry Festival 6:30 pm
In Praise: A Hundred Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground with Rigoberto González at Doge Poetry Festival @ Prudential Hall (NJPAC)
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Rigoberto González (The Book of Ruin, Four Way Books March 2019) speak about gratitude through poetry and music with Jan Beatty, Jericho Brown, Sandra Cisneros, Henri Cole, Kwame Dawes, Ross Gay, Juan Felipe Herrera, David Hinton, Joy Ladin, Joseph O. Legaspi, Eileen Myles, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sharon Olds, Mary Ruefle, Krista Tippett, and Rachel Wiley. Music from Newark Boys Chorus and Parkington Sisters
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Nathan McClain Reading for Bloom Reading Series 5:00 pm
Nathan McClain Reading for Bloom Reading Series @ The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hear Nathan McClain (Scale) read with Tishon Woolcock, Glynn Pogue, and Carol Potter.
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Reading/signing with Carol Moldaw (Beauty Refracted, March 2018) 7:00 pm
Reading/signing with Carol Moldaw (Beauty Refracted, March 2018) @ Left Bank Books
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Carol Maddow (Beauty Refracted, March 2018) read at Left Bank Books, followed by a book signing.
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Kate Colby Reading at Charmed Instruments 6:00 pm
Kate Colby Reading at Charmed Instruments @ Charmed Instruments
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Kate Colby (The Arrangements, forthcoming in September 2018) read at Charmed Instruments.
Cynthia Cruz reading with Marwa Helal and Lincoln Michel for Washington Square Review Launch 7:30 pm
Cynthia Cruz reading with Marwa Helal and Lincoln Michel for Washington Square Review Launch @ Lillian Vernon Writer's House
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hear Four Way Books author Cynthia Cruz (Dregs) read with Marwa Helal and Lincoln Michel.
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Jennifer Franklin, Daniel Tobin and Joan Houlihan read at Suffolk University Poetry Center 3:00 pm
Jennifer Franklin, Daniel Tobin and Joan Houlihan read at Suffolk University Poetry Center @ Suffolk University Poetry Center
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm
Hear Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, Four Way Books, September 2018), Daniel Tobin (Blood Labors, Four Way Books, September 2018) and Joan Houlihan (Shadow-feast, Four Way Books, March 2018) read for Fred Marchant’s series at Suffolk University Poetry Center.
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We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Levis Prize in PoetryCompany by Sam Ross will be published in 2019.
Carl Phillips was the judge. Congratulations, Sam!
Thank you to The Jerome Foundation for awarding us a generous grant in partial support of the 2018 publication of poetry books by two emerging New York City poets: Blue Guide by Lee Briccetti and For the Love of Endings by Ben Purkert.