director and founding editor

Martha Rhodes

founding editors

Jane Brox

Helen Fremont

Dzvinia Orlowsky

associate directors

Sally Ball

Ryan Murphy

financial director

Jeffery Morehouse

assistant editor and publicist

Victoria McCoy

editorial assistant

Clarissa Long

associate editors

Bridget Bell

Cynthia Lowen

Kathleen Ossip

Ross Middleton

Jonathan Thirkield

web designer

Adam Bohannon


Vesna Neskow, President

Martha Rhodes, Vice President

Jeffery Morehouse, Treasurer

James Snyder, Secretary


Beth Harrison

David Lee

Owen Lewis

James Snyder

Marjorie Tesser

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Four Way Books

P.O. Box 535, Village Station

New York, NY 10014

(212) 334-5430

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Dear Friend,

In January, we will enter our 20th year with over 120 books behind us and the promise of many more. Our authors, readers, and friends (including our blog, Twitter and Facebook fans) tell us over and over that they need us, absolutely, to be here for years to come. With your help, we know that we can continue to bring fine poetry and fiction into libraries, stores, and your home (or onto your e-reader).

Individual donors continue to be our most important supporters through their responses to our requests. I hope that you will consider making a 20th anniversary donation to Four Way Books today as we begin to celebrate two decades of stellar literary accomplishments.

Four Way Books titles consistently receive high praise from reviewers and win numerous awards (most recently the Massachusetts Poetry Award for Daniel Tobin’s Belated Heavens and two Grub Street National Book Prizes—in fiction—for Eileen Pollack’s Breaking and Entering, and—in poetry—for Debra Allbery’s Fimbul-Winter). Our authors can be counted among Rome Prize winners, Bread Loaf, Guggenheim, Hodder, and Whiting fellows, and recipients of other foundation, state, and federal grants.

Four Way Books is considered to be one of this country’s premier literary presses. By joining us now, as we move into our 20th year, you become a participant in literary publishing at its best. And you help ensure our future.

You really can work with us to bring 11-13 books a year into the world, sponsor residencies at artist retreats for deserving writers, and help us to hold, and participate in, events around the country. Please consider making a gift today. A gift that is significant to you is significant to us.

Thank you for your support.


Martha Rhodes, Director

P.S. Please consider making monthly gifts of any amount. Simply email me to set up a schedule.

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Four Way Books is a 501-c-3 organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Four Way Books is dedicated to producing and promoting excellent literary publications and to creating opportunities for writers of merit.