Happy National Poetry Month!

The University of Nebraska Press is celebrating National Poetry Month in two special ways. First, we are pleased to announce a 50% off sale on all poetry collections! Enter 6PM20 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires April 30, 2020 and is good on U.S. and Canadian shipments only. Click here to view the books on sale. Second, the Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition is now open! The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the honorable mention will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Both winners will be awarded the … Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month!

From the Desk of John Sibley Williams: Don’t Assume It’s All True

John Sibley Williams serves as editor of the Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. He is the author of four poetry collections, including As One Fire Consumes Another, which won the Orison Poetry Prize; Disinheritance; and Controlled Hallucinations. He lives in Portland, Oregon. He is … Continue reading From the Desk of John Sibley Williams: Don’t Assume It’s All True

From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Rhubarb Rises

The following contribution comes from Connie Wanek, author of Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems (Nebraska, 2016), in honor of National Poetry Month.   Rhubarb It’s April, your last chance to get the flu. Across the landscape, all that remains healthy is now flexing and sprouting. The first dandelion blooms at the foot of a south-facing wall. A hungry hare, winter-white with an earth-brown shoulder patch, promptly arrives to nibble, its eyes neatly placed on the sides of its head, alert to danger from any direction. The ground is still mostly frozen, but on a warm afternoon in just the right patch … Continue reading From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Rhubarb Rises