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Janet Collins film project options Wesleyan’s biography

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PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Janet Collins Film Project Options Her Biography As CRC Productions moves forward on its film project about Janet Collins, the Metropolitan Opera’s First Black Prima Ballerina (1951), they are pleased to announce their option of her biography, “Night’s Dancer” by Yael Tamar Lewin, published by Wesleyan University Press, adding layers of depth…

Remembering Jelle Zeilinga de Boer

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It is my sad task to inform you that Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Wesleyan University Press author and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science, emeritus, passed away last Saturday, a month before his 82nd birthday. Jelle received his BS and PhD from the University of Utrecht before coming to Wesleyan as a postdoctoral fellow…

ReaderCon-27 is on!

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ReaderCon-27 is upon us! This year’s conference is housed in a new location, the Quincy Marriott, Quincy, Massachusetts. Guests of honor are Catherynne M. Valente & Tim Powers; the memorial guest of honor is Diana Wynne Jones. Be sure to visit our table in the book room. Marketing Manager Jackie Wilson will be on hand,…

Ted Greenwald, 1942–2016

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of New York City poet Ted Greenwald (December 19, 1942–June 17, 2016). Ted Greenwald’s poems sing the commons and dance with a homely grace American poetry has rarely seen. WHIFF An evening Spent talking Spent thinking About what my life would be If I’d stayed With a…

Katja Kolcio, Wendy Perron, Eiko—Conversations w/o Walls & Solo #10

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Today! Friday March 11th, beginning at 8PM  Dancespace Project at St. Mark’s Church Presents 4-8pm: Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness Scholars and artists gather to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. How are we challenged by mounting human failures? How does being a mover affect our thoughts and sensitivity? And how do our memories…

March is Maple Month!

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According to the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, March is Maple Month—the sweetest time of year. The longer days and melting snow reminds us that Spring is coming, and it is time to harvest maple sap and boil up some maple syrup. You can enjoy the process and product by attending one of the…

Gerald Vizenor: On his forthcoming novel & the White Earth Constitution

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TREATY SHIRTS October 1934—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation The Politics Behind Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation At this moment, members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Minnesota Chippewa Tribe1 are engaged in an urgent debate. The ratification of the new constitution by the White…

Congratulations to Brenda Hillman!

Brenda Hillman is the newest member of the American Academy of Poets’ Board of Chancellors. This is an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Adrienne Rich, and Mark Strand. Learn more at the…

#tbt: At the Tomb of Mallarmé

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Today’s throwback Thursday poem was brought to my attention via a surprise Christmas gift from Clayton Eshleman: Eternity at Domme, a beautiful bi-lingual edition, published in France some years ago. I don’t know exactly when. The book has no copyright page.   At the Tomb of Mallarmé   Death is an erratic too source obscure…

NEA Awards includes $25,000 awarded to Wesleyan UP

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DATE:    December 8, 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $27.6 Million Across Nation Includes $25,000 awarded to Wesleyan University Press   Middletown, CT—In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder…