Four Way Books

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Four Way Books
Founded 1993
Founder Jane Brox, Helen Fremont, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Martha Rhodes
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution University Press of New England
Publication types Books
Fiction genres poetry and short fiction
Official website

Four Way Books is an American nonprofit literary press located in New York City, New York, which publishes poetry and short fiction by emerging and established writers. It features the work of the winners of national poetry competitions, as well as collections accepted through general submission, panel selection, and solicitation by the editors.[1] The press is run by director and founding editor Martha Rhodes,[2] who is the author of three poetry collections. Four Way Books titles are distributed by University Press of New England. The press has received grants from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts,[3] and The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses through their re-grant program.[4]

Notable poets published by Four Way Books include Catherine Bowman, Kevin Prufer, Terri Ford, Forrest Hamer, Pimone Triplett, Jeffrey Harrison, Sarah Gorham, D. Nurkse, Gregory Pardlo, Laurel Blossom, C. Dale Young, Noelle Kocot, Joel Brouwer, Pablo Medina, Jay Baron Nicorvo, Cynthia Huntington, Jason Schneiderman, and Sarah Manguso.

Authors have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry,[5] Rome Prize,[6] The Edward Lewis Wallant Award,[7] Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA fellowships, and many other honors. A recent title was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

Four Way Books titles have been reviewed in The New Yorker,[8] Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and many other publications.

Awards given by Four Way Books include the Levis Poetry Prize and the Four Way Books Intro Prize. The press also used to sponsor a reading series at the Bowery Poetry Club, called Readings on the Bowery, featuring FWB authors and writers from across the country.[9]



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