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!
The Fascicles of Emily Dickinson First of all, such a fussy word—little bundles of nerve sewn up and plunged in a trunk, sewn with a needle that must have pricked her, and how she must have sucked her finger promising … Continue reading Commentary on “The Fascicles of Emily Dickinson”
A Nebraska native, Mary K. Stillwell has studied writing in New York and, with Ted Kooser, on the plains and earned her PhD in plains literature from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as coeditor of Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of … Continue reading From the Desk of Mary K. Stillwell: 2018 One Book One Nebraska
Connie Wanek is the author of three books of poetry—Bonfire, Hartley Field, and On Speaking Terms—and the coeditor of the award-winning anthology To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present. She has been a Witter Bynner Fellow … Continue reading From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Hartley Field
The following excerpt comes from Voices of Nebraska: Diverse Places, Diverse Peoples, an anthology of student work published in honor of the University of Nebraska Press’ 75th anniversary. Daniel McIlhon is an undergraduate student at Creighton University, pursuing bachelor’s degrees in … Continue reading Excerpt: Voices of Nebraska
Books Rival Gardens by Connie Wanek Noted in the Star Tribune: “Wanek delights not with linguistic acrobatics, but with aptness of description.” Tarnished by George E. Reed Praise from Army Magazine: “Tarnished should be required reading… We must provide all leaders the tools to recognize and ultimately overcome toxic leadership. Tarnished is a great starting point.” Independent Mexico by Will Fowler Recommendation from CHOICE: “An important work that can be built on to answer other questions.” Fuschia by Mahtem Shifferaw Collected Poems by Gabriel Okara Listed among “25 New Books by African Writers You Should Read” from … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Civil War Washington: History, Place, and Digital Scholarship (April 2015) edited by Susan C. Lawrence, from chapter eight: Poetry, Washington DC’s Hospital Newspapers, and the Civil War by Elizabeth Lorang. … The sheer numbers of poems published in the newspapers is a … Continue reading EXCERPT: Civil War Washington