Thursday, August 11, 2005

RIP, Verse Press (2000-2005)

Verse Press is now officially defunct. The press is being folded into Wave Books, a new venture which will have Matthew Zapruder and Joshua Beckman as its editors and Lori Shine and Monica Fambrough as its managing editors. Charlie Wright will be the publisher of Wave Books. The press will be based in Seattle and western Massachusetts.

Existing Verse Press books will be sold through / distributed by Wave Books from now on, which makes The Verse Book of Interviews, Gillian Conoley's Profane Halo, and Dara Wier's Reverse Rapture the last crop of Verse Press books.

Verse magazine will continue with Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki as editors, Henry Hart as managing editor, and Chris McDermott as associate editor. The magazine will have offices in Richmond, Athens, and Williamsburg.