Verge Books, based in Chicago, is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry and translation. Founded in 2013 by John Tipton and Peter O'Leary, in a desire to continue the work of the Chicago Poetry Project, an independent poetry reading series founded by Tipton in 2001, we publish two or three books a year.

Verge Books is a non-profit publisher [501(3)c]. We encourage donations! Contributions to Verge are tax deductible and enable the press to continue to publish poetry and translation.

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Books can be ordered here on our website or through Small Press Distribution.


John Tipton, Publisher

Peter O'Leary, Editor

Verge Books, 1324 N. Wicker Park Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622

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