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 incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We encourage you to support our work through donations, which are tax deductible.

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

John Tipton, Publisher

Peter O'Leary, Editor

Kae Flester, Intern

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

Direct editorial inquiries to: editor@vergebooks.com