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Even More FWB Author Readings This Week!

This Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm, Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang (Of Gods & Strangers) will read with Elana Bell, Emily Brandt, and David Groff at Housing Works (126 Crosby Street) in NYC.

Of Gods & Strangers is available from Four Way Books.

This Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm, Rigoberto González (Unpeopled Eden, winner of the 2014 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry) will read at UConn Storrs Campus in Storrs, CT.

Unpeopled Eden is available from Four Way Books

This Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 pm, Liam Callanan (Listen and Other Stories) will read with Rachel Snyder at George Mason University (4400 University Drive) in Fairfax, VA.

This Friday, April 17, at 7 pm, Liam Callanan (Listen and Other Stories) will read at Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW) in Washington, DC.

Listen and Other Stories is available from Four Way Books.

This Friday, April 17, at 7 pm, Karen Brennan (little dark) will read at The King’s English Bookshop (1511 South 1500 East) in Salt Lake City, UT.

little dark is available from Four Way Books.

This Sunday, April 19, at 1 pm, Rachel Eliza Griffiths (Lighting the Shadow) will read with Bettina Judd for BLOOM Women Writers Anniversary Reading at NYFA Event Space (20 Jay Street, Suite 740) in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Click here to RSVP (required).

Lighting the Shadow is available from Four Way Books

This Sunday, April 19, at 3 pm, Cammy Thomas (Inscriptions) is reading with Joan Houlihan, Julia Lisella, and Kathy Nilsson at Concord Academy Chapel (166 Main St.) in Concord, MA.

Inscriptions is available from Four Way Books

This Sunday, April 19, at 7 pm, Liam Callanan (Listen and Other Stories) and Megan Staffel (Lessons in Another Language) will read for Sunday Night Fiction at KGB Bar (85 E 4th St.) in NYC.

Listen and Other Stories and Lessons in Another Language are both available from Four Way Books.

Visit our events page and/or our website for up-to-date information on Four Way Books author readings. 

Alone with everybody, Charles Bukowski

the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too
much
and nobody finds the
one
but keep
looking
crawling in and out
of beds.
flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than
flesh.

there’s no chance
at all:
we are all trapped
by a singular
fate.

nobody ever finds
the one.

the city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards fill

nothing else
fills.

"Are You Nobody Too?" Jeffrey Harrison, Cammy Thomas, and Daniel Tobin Reading This Saturday January 17 for Munroe Saturday Nights Series - Contemporary Poets Respond to Emily Dickinson

This Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 pm, Jeffrey Harrison (Incomplete Knowledge), Cammy Thomas (Inscriptions), and Daniel Tobin (The Net) will read for “Are You Nobody Too?" Munroe Saturday Nights Series - Contemporary Poets Respond to Emily Dickinson at First Parish Church (7 Harrington Rd.) in Lexington, MA.

Incomplete Knowledge, Inscriptions, and The Net are all available from Four Way Books

Jeffrey Harrison, Cammy Thomas, and Daniel Tobin Reading Saturday January 17

This Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 pm, Jeffrey Harrison (Incomplete Knowlege), Cammy Thomas (Inscriptions), and Daniel Tobin (The Net) will read for “Are You Nobody Too?" Munroe Saturday Nights Series - Contemporary Poets Respond to Emily Dickinson at First Parish Church (7 Harrington Rd.) in Lexington, MA.

Incomplete Knowledge, Inscriptions, and The Net are all available from Four Way Books

What's Happening Next Week?

Monday, June 9, 5:30 pm

Rachel Eliza Griffiths (Lighting the Shadow, Four Way Books, Spring 2015) will read with Edward Hirsch after a reception for Art.Write.Now.2014 National Exhibition in Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons the New School For Design, 2 W. 13th Street in NYC. $10 suggested donation.

Keep an eye out for Lighting The Shadow, forthcoming from Four Way Books in Spring 2015. 

Tuesday, June 10, 5:30 pm

David J. Daniels (Clean) will read with Sara Michas-Martin and Blake Sanz for Lighthouse Bookfair Tent, 1515 Race Street in Denver, CO.

Clean is available from Four Way Books

Thursday, June 12, 9:15 pm

2014 Grub Street Poetry Prize winner, selected by Stephen Burt, Rob Schlegel (January Machine) will read for LitHop at Anna Bannana’s, 2403 NE Alberta in Portland, OR. 

January Machine is available from Four Way Books

Visit our authors events page regularly to see when a Four Way Books author will be reading near you. 

“Did You Never Know?”

Did you never know, long ago, how much you loved me –
That your love would never lessen and never go?
You were young then, proud and fresh-hearted,
You were too young to know.

Fate is a wind, and red leaves fly before it
Far apart, far away in the gusty time of year –
Seldom we meet now, but when I hear you speaking,
I know your secret, my dear, my dear.

Sarah Teasdale
Philip Roth, from novel 'When she was good'

As years go by–with accelerated speed,
We find with us, an ever growing need
To recall to mind, and a wish to live,
In that glorious past–to re-have and re-give.

We bring to mind–the mistakes we made,
The aches and hurts–that we’ve caused, I’m afraid
Are brought in distinctly–with increasing pain
Till we wish, with all heart–to re-do it again.

Only to do it better–so that the pain is gone,
And make them all the good things, all along.
At least the great wish that would be really mine,
That I could just once more–be your Valentine.

Four Way Books Author J. Mae Barizo Reading This Thursday August 6 in Aspen, CO

This Thursday, August 6, at 7 pm, J. Mae Barizo (The Cumulus Effect, forthcoming from Four Way Books this October) will read at  Explore Booksellers (221 East Main Street) in Aspen, CO with cellist Wolfram Koessel of the American String Quartet for a concert/reading.