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Wesleyan University Press @ AWP2017 – Washington D.C.

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Join us @ AWP2017, in Washington DC! Booth #137 Come to our panel! Working with Archives—Ethics, Strategies, and Methods Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 1:30pm-2:45pm Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two Gerald Vizenor Jena Osman Harmony Holiday Daniel Tiffany Writers sometimes use archival records as sources of inspiration and information. Our…

George Krimsky, 1942-2017

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It is with heavy hearts we share news of the death of George Krimsky. From the International Center for Journalists: In a career spanning 45 years, George Krimsky has been a journalist, author, lecturer, media critic and non-profit administrator. Krimsky served 16 years with the Associated Press, reporting from Los Angeles, New York, the Soviet…

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New & Forthcoming Poetry from Wesleyan University Press  “You know when you look at a word until it means nothing and then, suddenly and at last, everything? The word is poetry. The poet is Rae Armantrout.” —Daniel Handler, author of the national bestseller We Are Pirates A collection of new and selected poetry from Pulitzer prize-winning author,…

Announcing My Music, My War from Lisa Gilman

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The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan A study of music in the everyday lives of U.S. troops and combat veterans. “A gifted interviewer, Lisa Gilman goes beyond stereotypes of the wounded American soldier by painting a complex and nuanced emotional portrait of contemporary soldiers’ lives, ones which the media rarely allow…

Announcing Treaty Shirts from Gerald Vizenor

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The imagined narratives of seven native exiles from the White Earth Nation Gerald Vizenor creates masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction similar to the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman.  In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian…

Announcing The Selected Letters of John Cage

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Letters of an avant-garde icon available to the public for the first time Events: May 1- Atlas Eclipticalis at Wesleyan May 7, NYPL for Performing Arts. This selection of over five hundred letters gives us the life of John Cage with all the intelligence, wit, and inventiveness that made him such an important and groundbreaking…

John Cage’s “Atlas Eclipticalis” and Van Vleck Observatory

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Dedicated June 16, 1916, Van Vleck Observatory celebrates its centennial this year. For one-hundred years the observatory has inspired young astronomers and others in the Wesleyan community. In 1960, John Cage came to Wesleyan as a visiting professor in the Center for Advanced Studies. While exploring Wesleyan’s campus, Cage discovered the observatory’s Van Vleck Library.…

Announcing Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart from Kenneth Bilby

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Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews While singers, producers, and studio owners have become international icons, many of the musicians who were essential to shaping the sound of Jamaican music have remained anonymous. Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and…