Our Publicist and Assistant Editor, Victoria McCoy, working at our book table at our event this past weekend in Millbrook, NY.
This Saturday, June 22, at 7 pm, Farrah Field (Rising, Wolf and Pilot) will be reading at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave)) in Brooklyn, NY for the Fireside Follies Reading Series with Jameson Fitzpatrick, Rachel B. Glaser, Ben Greenman, Lynn Melnick, Lincoln Michel and curators Mike Lala and Eric Nelson.
Both Rising and Wolf and Pilot can be purchase on the Four Way Books website.
Laurie Clements Lambeth from Pebble Lake Review reviewed The Foundling Wheel by Blas Falconer. “Blas Falconer invites the reader to leap with him into unknown territory in The Foundling Wheel, his second collection of poems. In the first poem, ‘To bless the air, to press the silhouette,’ Falconer presents a world ‘all fair and foul, lush and bare,’ wrestling as nature does between peace and brute force, stasis and motion, and the need to confront and bless all of it, to test oneself: ‘to resist caving in, taking comfort// in routine, facts sorted, shrinking from disorder.’ ” Read the full review here.
The Foundling Wheel is available from Four Way Books.
A beautiful photo collage from a beautiful day this past Saturday in Millbrook, NY. Thanks again to everyone who came out to join us for our event! And thanks to our guest readers, John Sayles, David Strathairn, Owen Lewis from our board of directors and Four Way Books authors: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Paul Lisicky, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Victoria Redel, Jonathan Wells and Daniel Wolff.
This Sunday, June 23, Sydney Lea (Young of the Year, I Was Thinking of Beauty) will be reading for the Backroads Reading Series with Reeve Lindbergh at Brownington Congregational Church (126 Parker Rd.) in Brownington, VT.
Go to our website to purchase Young of the Year and Lea’s most recent poetry collection, I Was Thinking of Beauty.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Four Way Books Pig Roast on Saturday. We had a blast, did you? Pictures coming soon!
We’re so excited for the Four Way Books Pig Roast tomorrow, Saturday, June 15, at 1 pm, in Millbrook, NY, and hope you are, too. The event will include amazing food, drinks, company and readings by special guests, John Sayles and David Strathairn, Owen Lewis, from our board of directors and Four Way Books authors: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Paul Lisicky (Unbuilt Projects), Kamilah Aisha Moon, Victoria Redel (Woman Without Umbrella), Jonathan Wells (Train Dance) and Daniel Wolff. Get your tickets online and we hope to see you there!
“When I begin, I don’t know where I am going. Writing poetry is probably the only example in my life of that kind of risk. I’m terrified of change. I have fear when my daily structure is upset but here, working on my poems, I am able to practice risk, to enter not knowing and follow intuition: sound, music, movement. Not that entering the unknown isn’t also terrifying. It is. Writing is the one thing I put off doing. I can’t bear the thought of entering its rooms. I’d much rather waste my hours doing what I know: reading, cleaning the apartment, going online, daydreaming. To enter a poem is to enter a dream, awake.” Read more of what Cynthia Cruz (The Glimmering Room) has to say on writing by reading the full essay in The Rumpus.
Her poetry collection, The Glimmering Room, is available from Four Way Books.
Join us this Saturday (day after tomorrow!), June 15, at 1 pm, in Millbrook, NY for the Four Way Books Pig Roast. Besides delicious food (including vegetarian options), there will also be readings by special guests, John Sayles and David Strathairn, Owen Lewis, from our board of directors and Four Way Books authors: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Paul Lisicky (Unbuilt Projects), Kamilah Aisha Moon, Victoria Redel (Woman Without Umbrella), Jonathan Wells (Train Dance) and Daniel Wolff. Get your tickets now!
“Yona Harvey’s title makes one think of Keats and his famous epitaph, ‘writ in water’. But it defines also another impossible task: ‘taking up’, stitching moving waters — putting together a poet’s poems….Alex Dimitov’s BEGGING FOR IT seems at first, playful — negotiating a contract between a sense of the sacred and a love of the not-so-sacred. He notes, ‘…the gods have no choice/but to let us live a little -’ The off-and-on carefree and infectiously flirtatious tone, is not, however, the ‘point’ of these poems.” Read the full review.