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April 16th, 2017

Eliot Weinberger is a contemporary American writer, essayist, editor, and translator. His work regularly appears in translation and has been published in more than thirty languages.

The Life of Harishchandra by Raghavanka, translated by Vanamala Viswanatha                               

The Murty Classical Library of India is...

April 15th, 2017

Since its inception in 1967, the Pitt Poetry Series has been a vehicle for America’s finest contemporary poets. The series list includes Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Lynn Emanuel, Bob Hicok, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser, Larry Levis, Sharon Olds, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Virgil Suárez, Afaa Michael Weaver, David Wojahn, Dean Young, and many others.

Throughout its history, the Pitt Poetry Series has provided a voice for the diversity that is American poetry, representing poets from many backgrounds without allegiance to any one school or style.

"Harold's Chicken Shack #35" from Wild Hundreds...

April 15th, 2017

Ravi Shankar  is founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, and co-editor of The Golden Shovel Anthology: New  Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Shankar discusses Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess, in conversation with Whitney Cox, Sat. 4/14 3pm at the Co-op.

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas Press, 2017)

Autobiography of a Goddess: Translations of Andal (Zubaan Books / University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Union: 50 Years of Singaporean Literature and 15 Years of Drunken Boat (Ethos Books / Drunken Boat, Singapore, 2015)

What Else Could it Be: Collaborations and Ekphrastics (Carolina Wren, Durham, NC 2015) 

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April 14th, 2017

The University of Minnesota Press is recognized internationally for its innovative, boundary-breaking editorial program in the humanities and social sciences and as publisher of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the most widely used objective tests of personality in the world. Minnesota also maintains as part of its mission a strong commitment to publishing books on the people, history, and natural environment of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Established in 1925, Minnesota is among the founding members of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

From "Curiosity" from The Songs of António Botto ...

April 13th, 2017

One of the largest publishers in the United States, the Johns Hopkins University Press combines traditional books and journals publishing units with cutting-edge service divisions that sustain diversity and independence among nonprofit, scholarly publishers, societies, and associations.

From "Letter to Susan in Seattle" from The View We're Granted by Peter Filkins (2012) 

I. 
 
Your letter, six months dormant on my shelf,
appears mid-morning among the books and dust, 
aspirin, postcards, pens, a broken cup, 
and asks me how I am. Answer? Well.
Or is it was? This far on it's hard to tell. 
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April 13th, 2017

No press has published more books by and about Walt Whitman than the University of Iowa Press. I’ve had a close connection to the Press since 1984, when it was re-organized and upgraded by the university. That’s when Paul Zimmer was hired as director. I had become immersed in the study of Whitman by that time and was in close touch with major Whitman scholars around the nation and internationally. One of those scholars, Edwin Haviland Miller, who had edited all of Whitman’s correspondence and had written an influential study of the poet, contacted me about a book he had been working on, a kind of compendium of all the published criticism on “Song of Myself.” It struck me as an important project, and I told Zimmer about it, and he encouraged me to have Miller submit the manuscript to Iowa, which he did. The press was then in an aggressive...

April 12th, 2017

Walt Whitman tapped into American culture in surprising ways to construct a radical new kind of writing. Books in the University of Iowa Press's Iowa Whitman Series celebrate and explore his influence on modern and contemporary writers in America and around the world. 

From Section 25 of Song of Myself With a Complete Commentary by Walt Whitman with Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill 

Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun-rise would kill me,
If I could not now and always send sun-rise out of me. 
 
We also ascend dazzling and tremendous as the sun,
We found our own O my sould in the calm and cool of the day-break.
 
My voice...
April 11th, 2017

The University of Nebraska Press celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016. During those 75 years the Press has grown to be the largest university press located between Chicago and California. It publishes both books (with more than 6,000 titles still in print and an additional 150 new titles each year) and journals (with nearly 30 different journals being published each year). The press's series in poetry include the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the African Poetry Series, and Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry.

"How to Excise a Tumor" from ...

April 10th, 2017

New Issues Editor and poet William Olsen on the first book of poetry he selected for the press. Learn more about New Issues here

"I remember breaking the news of a book acceptance to Jericho Brown, the first book of poetry I selected for New Issues. He was on his cell phone, driving in Houston, on I 45, the most dangerous stretch of USA freeway imaginable. He was so excited he had to pull off on the side of the freeway. I can still imagine 18 wheelers and commuters and police cars roaring by. (He could have gotten killed!) That thrill of acceptance, openly expressed, a book published, a personal achievement: but perhaps something other, or more–say, poetry itself—could also have been expressing...

April 10th, 2017

New Issues Poetry & Prose was established in 1996 by poet Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes four to six new poetry titles each year, as well as the winner of the AWP Award Series in the Novel. New Issues Press offices are housed in the Ernest Wilbur Building on the Oakland Campus of Western Michigan University.

“The mainstream publishing houses can’t begin to represent all of the best emerging poetry and literary fiction. Our press looks to find voices uncategorized by pressures of prestige or expectation. There is no other way except through small presses for these voices to be heard and to endure in their initial splendor.” William Olsen, Editor

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