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Wesleyan University Press @ AWP2016 – Los Angeles






Join Us @ AWP 2016, in Los Angeles! Booth #1213 Don’t miss these events: A Lunch Time Reading at Ace Hotel Thursday, 3/31: Noon–2PM  Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles 1913 Press, Sidebrow & Wesleyan University Press present: Rae Armantrout Fred Moten Ben Doller Sandra Doller Amaranth Borsuk Kate Durbin Lily Hoang Mathias Svalina Just Saying: A…

Ralph Lemon coming to Wesleyan University 2/25/16






As part of the World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut series hosted by the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Ralph Lemon will appear at Wesleyan’s Ring Family Performing Arts Hall on February 25, 2016. His presentation, Ceremonies Out of the Air, touches upon both his new and old work in relation to an imagined South. As a choreographer,…

Announcing Bax 2015 from Seth Abramson






An annual anthology of the best new experimental writing   BAX 2015 is the second volume of an annual literary anthology compiling the best experimental writing in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year’s volume, guest edited by Douglas Kearney, features seventy-five works by some of the most exciting American poets and writers today, including…

Announcing Tempest-Tossed from Susan Campbell






First full-length biography of a key figure in nineteenth-century American culture   Tempest-Tossed is the first full biography of the passionate, fascinating youngest daughter of the “Fabulous Beecher” family—one of America’s most high-powered families of the nineteenth century. Older sister Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Brother Henry Ward Beecher was…

Announcing A Sulfur Anthology from Clayton Eshleman






A vital compendium of poetic vision   From 1981 to 2000, Sulfur magazine presented an American and international overview of innovative writing across forty-six issues, totaling some 11,000 pages and featuring over eight hundred writers and artists, including Norman O. Brown, Jorie Graham, James Hillman, Mina Loy, Ron Padgett, Octavio Paz, Ezra Pound, Adrienne Rich, Rainer…

#tbt: Happy Birthday Emily!






Born December 10, 1830, Emily Dickinson did not became a literary icon until long after her death. Today, she is appreciated for her revolutionary poetic form and syntax . After the posthumous release of her journals, poems, and multitude of letters, Dickinson became one of American literature’s most prominent figures. Below is an excerpt from Wesleyan’s Dickinson anthology, A…

Announcing Azure from Stéphane Mallarmé






Can the English language live up to Mallarmé?   “It is perhaps because Mallarmé is so important to modernism and twentieth-century and contemporary Continental Philosophy that English-language versions of the poet’s work end up inert and academic. The following questions therefore preoccupied us for some time before our labors began: Why can’t the English language live…

Consider shopping local this holiday season!






We reached out to our local independent booksellers to find out what fun events they have planned for Small Business Saturday, Cyber (or CIDER) Monday, and the rest of the holiday season. If you shop for the holidays, please consider ordering or purchasing gifts from local retailers. You might also consider giving a book from a small…

Announcing Reality by Other Means from James Morrow






Seventeen stories from the award-winning author of the Godhead Trilogy Join the Abominable Snowman as, determined to transcend his cannibalistic past, he studies Tibetan Buddhism under the Dalai Lama. Pace the walls of Ilium with fair Helen as she tries to convince both sides to abandon their absurd Trojan War. Visit the nursery of Zenobia…

Announcing Radicalism and Music from Jonathan Pieslak






A comparative study of the music cultures of four radical groups Radicalism and Music offers a convincing argument for music’s transformational impact on the radicalization, reinforcement, and motivational techniques of violent political activists. It makes a case for the careful examination of music’s roles in radical cultures, roles that have serious impacts, as evidenced by…