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A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.
Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.
And here’s Sigo’s first entry…
cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.

And here’s Sigo’s first entry…

cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

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Leif Haven reads MICHAEL EARL CRAIG’s “Perhaps You See Where I am Heading” from TALKATIVENESS. Fantastic reading, Leif!

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Michael Earl Craig is the guest. His latest book, Talkativeness, is available now from Wave Books.

Publishers Weekly says

"Craig renders unsettling dreams and quotidian clutter with sparse language and a quiet, distant voice to conjure poems brimming with the bizarre. His…

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG, author or TALKATIVENESS, chats about his unusual routes to poetry and working as a farrier. 

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grolierpoetry:

Today’s Shelfie
New Books from Wave Press at the Grolier.
Sale date September

Oh, enjoy!

grolierpoetry:

Today’s Shelfie

New Books from Wave Press at the Grolier.

Sale date September

Oh, enjoy!

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jv-greco:

feeling grateful for having found this in a bookstore, this san francisco poet’s voice.  s/o to Wave Books for putting this out. thanks, Wave
"Fuck off with your crippling guiltThe earth has edges…”
"Empty balcony seats, operatic little fallsThe poems of a Multibillionaire, a vow of silence”
"Nice to see you, to walk a bit and stop, as on a river,it’s lava shut under in a tunnel of love, regardlessthe visions hike up overnight and flames trail off likethe finest spider’s thread slipping my mind”

jv-greco:

feeling grateful for having found this in a bookstore, this san francisco poet’s voice.  s/o to Wave Books for putting this out. thanks, Wave

"Fuck off with your crippling guilt
The earth has edges…”

"Empty balcony seats, operatic little falls
The poems of a Multibillionaire, a vow of silence”

"Nice to see you, to walk a bit and stop, as on a river,
it’s lava shut under in a tunnel of love, regardless
the visions hike up overnight and flames trail off like
the finest spider’s thread slipping my mind”

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It’s publication day for these two! Thing Music by Anthony McCann and the softcover of Trances of the Blast by Mary Ruefle. These and the rest of our fall 2014 titles are 33% off on our website until September 9th. Free domestic shipping!

It’s publication day for these two! Thing Music by Anthony McCann and the softcover of Trances of the Blast by Mary Ruefle. These and the rest of our fall 2014 titles are 33% off on our website until September 9th. Free domestic shipping!

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Wave Poetry Tour 2014: New England - Pt. 1

By all accounts, I’ve been a city boy on this leg of the tour—with a little dabbling in the thicket here & there. So once I got out into the original American pastoral, I was like a dog at the beach: so thrilled by the openness that I was ziggin’ & zaggin’, not quite sure which direction I wanted to run first (also yelling with glee, rolling around, & sniffing everything out of unbridled curiosity). I’m talking big trees—I’m talking windy country switchbacks—I’m talking babbling brooks rambling past old mills in the middle of nowhere. Clearly, I’m talking about rolling up to the Montague Bookmill in the sticks outside Amherst, Massachusetts. Blogging can’t quite replicate the sensation of thumbing through a big ol’ volume—only glancing up now & then to the rain pattering down while the Sawmill River gurgles its perpetual song. Indeed, originally a gristmill built in 1842, it’s been kept up under a variety of guises until 1987, when renovations began and bookshelves were installed. It’s a fairy-tale of a bookstore, and the scenery outside is just the beginning…Being in Amherst felt like a pilgrimage in a way. The birthplace of our noble endeavor, so to speak, where the Joshua Beckman/Matthew Zapruder power duo first came crashing together. Much collaborating, dozens of books, and pushing a decade down the line, here I am in a literary energy vortex. Pretty wicked. Not only that, but just up the street from Emily Dickinson’s pad (!!!!) is the home of Amherst Books. No stranger to Wave, they have a way of making it hard to miss those creamy white covers—about every other spine on the shelf—along with a huge selection of small presses of all shapes & sizes. And since I had just had the pleasure of a visit to the lovely Dara Wier, it only made sense that they had a back-catalog a whole shelf deep of her work too. I checked in with co-founder Mark Wootton (seen here holding it down), and along with being completely gracious he seemed completely unsurprised by Wave folk making themselves known. We’ve apparently infested the place. Just check the shelves & you’ll know what I mean. There’s a whole Wave-friendly clan making noise around the Amherst area, and along with Dara Wier’s hand in seemingly every pot is the brother/sister duo, Guy & Emily Pettit, running (Wave partner) Flying Object and the incredible Factory Hollow Press out of a beautiful space in Hadley. I dropped in on Guy for a couple rounds, then had the pleasure of seeing a performance by (yet another duo!) JIMMYBROOKS at the Flying Object space. Amherst’s finest were out, carousing among the letterpresses (one below) and the incredible book selection. If I wasn’t still in dog-at-the-beach mode, I’d love to stay around for some more events, classes, printing projects, workshops, and everything else that makes Flying Object an invaluable resource in Western Massachusetts for writers & readers alike.

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Some like it new, hardcover, & vertical. Some like it horizontal, award-winning, & a few seasons back. They love ‘em all at Amherst Books, where a Wave book is easy to find. A pretty pair here. #wavepoetrytour #amherstbooks

Some like it new, hardcover, & vertical. Some like it horizontal, award-winning, & a few seasons back. They love ‘em all at Amherst Books, where a Wave book is easy to find. A pretty pair here. #wavepoetrytour #amherstbooks

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Are you as excited as we are for the fall lineup? A prepublication sale just for you: 33% off all titles. No coupon required. Have at it! 

Titles include:

PB of TRANCES OF THE BLAST by MARY RUEFLE

ECODEVIANCE by CACONRAD

RED JUICE: POEMS 1998-2008 by HOA NGUYEN

THING MUSIC by ANTHONY MCCANN

RETRIEVALS by GARRETT CAPLES

WALLLESS SPACE by ERNST MEISTER trans. by GRAHAM GOUST & SAMUEL FREDERICK 

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Still life at with printing press, typewriter, & corn nuts at Flying Object in Amherst. Peformance duo JIMMYBROOKS was in-house with all the friends of Wave. Guy Pettit & co. made it like home indeed. #wavepoetrytour #flyingobject #jimmybrooks

Still life at with printing press, typewriter, & corn nuts at Flying Object in Amherst. Peformance duo JIMMYBROOKS was in-house with all the friends of Wave. Guy Pettit & co. made it like home indeed. #wavepoetrytour #flyingobject #jimmybrooks