Additional Events

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

6:30 pm ET // 5:30 pm CT // 3:30 pm PT

Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-CrpjIpEtdPFRDdbJscxJCZbqmrdMBZ

Four Way Books Featured Event: readers Tommye Blount (poetry), Yona Harvey (poetry), John Murillo (poetry)


A Cave Canem alumnus, Tommye Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Four Way Books, 2020), a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award, and What Are We Not For (Bull City Press, 2016). A graduate from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, he has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kresge Arts in Detroit and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Detroit, Blount now lives in the nearby suburb of Novi, Michigan.  

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/fantasia-for-the-man-in-blue/


Yona Harvey’s second poetry book, You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love, was published by Four Way Books in 2020. Her first poetry book, Hemming the Water, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. She is a graduate of Howard University and earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh where she is also an associate professor. She currently serves on the editorial board of Poetry Daily.  

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/you-dont-have-to-go-to-mars-for-love-by-yona-harvey/


John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way Books 2020) and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020). The recipient of numerous honors, he is an assistant professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada University. He lives in Brooklyn.

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/kontemporary-amerikan-poetry/


Thursday, March 4, 2021

6:30 pm ET // 5:30 pm CT // 3:30 pm PT

Zoom Registration:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-ihpj4rGteD3Nl2FMBGodajLqiaUxpi

Four Way Books Featured Event: readers Daniel Tobin (poetry), C. Dale Young (poetry) ::zoom link forthcoming::

Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Blood Labors (Four Way Books 2018). He has received the “Discovery”/The Nation Award, The Robert Penn Warren Award, The Greensboro Review Prize, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Julia Ward Howe Award and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He lives in Boston, MA and teaches at Emerson College.

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/blood-labors-daniel-tobin/


C. Dale Young lives in San Francisco and practices medicine full-time. He is the author, with Four Way Books, of the poetry collections Prometeo (2021), The Halo(2016), Torn(2011), and The Second Person (2007), as well as The Affliction (2018), a novel in stories. He is a previous recipient of the Grolier Prize, the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Literary Editing, and the 2017/2018 Hanes Award in Poetry. A Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Book link:  https://fourwaybooks.com/site/prometeo/  


Friday, March 5, 2021

6:30 pm ET // 5:30 pm CT // 3:30 pm PT

Zoom Registration:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqd-Cgpz4jEtH8f7XFa8Emf7Ywf4CP39ou

Four Way Books Featured Event: readers Brian Komei Dempster (poetry), Sydney Lea (poetry), Allison Benis White (poetry) ::zoom link forthcoming::

Brian Komei Dempster’s second book of poetry, Seize, was published by Four Way Books in 2020. His debut book of poetry, Topaz (Four Way Books, 2013), received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. He is a professor of rhetoric and language at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as Director of Administration for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies program.  

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/seize-by-brian-komei-dempster/


Sydney Lea, a former Pulitzer finalist and Vermont Poet Laureate, founded and for thirteen years edited New England ReviewHere (Four Way Books 2019) is his thirteenth poetry collection and his twentieth book.  He is the author of the publication (October, 2020) of The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy (aAle Muse/Word Galaxy), a graphic mock epic poem in collaboration with Vermont cartoonist laureate James Kochalka. He has been active in literacy efforts and conservation, especially in Maine, where the land trust he chaired until 2018 conserved nearly 400,000 acres of working forest.

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/here/


Allison Benis White is the author of The Wendys (Four Way Books 2020), Please Bury Me in This (Four Way Books, 2017) winner of the Rilke Prize, and Small Porcelain Head (Four Way Books, 2013), selected by Claudia Rankine for the The Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Book Prize. She is an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside.

Book link: https://fourwaybooks.com/site/the-wendys/

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