April 3rd, 2017

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After taking a first degree at the Hebrew University in Arabic and Persian and falling in love with Persian poetry, he drifted eastward from Iran into India. He was trained in Tamil and Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London by John Ralston Marr, Wendy Doniger, and Peter Khoroche. He has published widely on the cultural and intellectual history of southern India in pre-modern times with particular emphasis on Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. He has worked closely and published books together with Velcheru Narayana Rao, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Don Handelman, Yigal Bronner, and Gary Tubb. In recent years he has been absorbed in the study of the Kerala tradition of Kudiyattam, the last living form of Sanskrit drama in the world, and each year he takes students and...

April 2nd, 2017

The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. We disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. We advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

From "A Woman Like a City" from With the River on Our Face by Emmy Perez (2016)

Feeling underexposed like a gift
of blurring into a crowd
of clouds under the sun
sanctuary of a music festival,
drinking Modelo Especial, when
a friendly soul smiles this way.

For years didn’t...

April 1st, 2017

The Alaska Literary Series publishes poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. Successful manuscripts have a strong connection to Alaska or the circumpolar north, are written by people living in the far north, or both.  We prefer writing that makes the northern experience available to the world, and we choose manuscripts that offer compelling literary insights into the human condition.

"Killing the Rabbit: Ars Poetica" from The Rabbits Could Sing by Amber Flora Thomas (2012)  

You have to hit it on the head with a hammer,
good and hard between the ears. You will think 
Zoe hunger, as its tongue preens it's wet nose
and it's legs buck air and its...
April 1st, 2017

In honor of National Poetry Month, we're celebrating university press poets, poems, and series by sharing one poem and university press each day on this page and across our social media. In conjunction, starting March 26, we'll tweet one line a day from Czeslaw Milosz's 1978 poem, "Notes," marking the publication of Milosz: A Biography on April 24 from Harvard University Press (more details here). Throughout, we'll share a few of our booksellers' and poet friends' favorite ...

March 29th, 2017


Elizabeth A. I. Powell is also the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her work has appeared in "Alaska Quarterly Review," "Barrow Street," "Black Warrior Review," "Ecotone," "Harvard Review," "Handsome," "Indiana Review," "Missouri Review," "Ploughshares," "Post Road," and elsewhere. Powell serves as Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College and on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of...

Posted in: Bibliographies
March 21st, 2017

The below was originally posted on the Restless Books blog:

In advance of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing-winner Deepak Unnikrishnan's March 22 event at Seminary Coop, the great Chicago bookstore asked him to participate in their “Reading is Critical” series, in which they invite visiting authors to submit a selected reading list of “Critical Reading”— titles that the author finds, personally, critical. We find Deepak's list to be so essential and illuminating—not only as a background for his debut novel, Temporary People, but also as a guide to some of the most vital contemporary and classic world literature—that we're sharing it here as well. Happy...

Posted in: Reading Is Critical
March 19th, 2017


Richard Sobel is a political scientist, and author and editor of eight books and numerous scholarly, law and policy articles. He is Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, and director of Cyber Privacy Project. He has contributed to Supreme Court amicus briefs on voting rights and identification. Richard Sobel discusses Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America Sunday, March 26 3pm at the Co-op. RSVP and details here....

Posted in: Bibliographies
March 16th, 2017


Ross Lipman is an independent filmmaker, essayist, and archivist, whose 2016 documentary NOTFILM was hailed as "One of the ten best films" of the year by Slate. See Lipman, in conversation with David Isaacson, for a screening of rare Beckett material and audio recordings of Beckett in production, along with a...

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