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Poetry Showcase: Four Way Books

February 18 at 6:00 PM PST

Celebrate the release of four new books from acclaimed small press, Four Way Books. With readings from poets Andrea Cohen, Jonathan Wells, Abagail Wender, and C. Dale Young.


About the Readers

Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, the Threepenny Review, Glimmertrain, the New Republic, the Hudson Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry collections with Four Way Books include Everything (2021), Nightshade (2019), Unfathoming (2017), and Furs Not Mine (2015). She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.


Jonathan Wells is the author of three collections of poetry with Four Way Books: Debris (2021), The Man with Many Pens (2015), and Train Dance (2011). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, AGNI, Bennington Review, and many other journals. He is a co-editor of the New World Translation Series with Christopher Merrill and lives in New York.


Abigail Wender’s poems and translations have been published in numerous journals. She holds a degree from the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. Reliquary is her first collection of poems. She lives in New York City.


C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time. He is the author, with Four Way Books, of the poetry collections Prometeo (2021), The Halo (2016), Torn (2011), named one of the best poetry collections of 2011 by National Public Radio, and The Second Person (2007), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, as well as a novel in stories, The Affliction (2018). He has received numerous awards and fellowships and his poems and short fiction have appeared widely. He lives in San Francisco.


About Four Way Books

In 1993, four writers—Jane Brox, Helen Fremont, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Martha Rhodes—laid the groundwork for a small publishing enterprise that would become a highly respected literary press. Four Way Books published its first list of three poetry books in 1995, and currently publish sixteen to eighteen aesthetically diverse titles annually of poetry and short fiction. In the twenty plus years of operation, Four Way Books has not veered from its mission. We are comprised of four primary programs: a literary press, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review.