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 2020 Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition will be open April 1 through May 15. 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 publication … Continue reading The Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition Opens April 1!
The University of Nebraska Press is happy to announce that Matt Mason, the current Nebraska State Poet, will be the judge for the 2020 Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry competition. Submissions will be accepted April 1 through May 15. The … Continue reading Announcing the Judge for the 2020 Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry
Books Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena Edited by Char Miller and Clay S. Jenkinson Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly: “In this revealing and sometimes critical view of the 26th president and his passion for the natural world, scholars Miller … Continue reading News and Reviews
Tomorrow join us at Francie & Finch Bookshop in downtown Lincoln at 6:00 p.m. for an author event with Kwame Dawes! His new collection, Nebraska, explores a constant theme in Dawes’s work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The … Continue reading Kwame Dawes at Francie & Finch
UNP is proud to announce the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2019: Jennifer Sweeney of Redlands, California and her manuscript Foxlogic, Fireweed. Her collection follows a sequence of five physical and emotional terrains—floodplain, coast, desert, … Continue reading Announcing the Backwaters Prize in Poetry Winner for 2019
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan! About the Book: Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn’t try to provide an answer. Instead, the poems in American Radiance look for a home in history, folklore, misery, laughter, language, and Prince’s outstretched hand. Colliding with the grand figures of late ’80s and early ’90s pop culture, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to American Radiance!
Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state … Continue reading Backwaters Press News
Tom Gannon is an Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, author of Skylark Meets Meadowlark: Reimagining the Bird in British Romantic and Contemporary Native American Literature (Nebraska, 2009), and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne … Continue reading New Laurels for the Joy of Native Poetry
Former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser turns eighty years young today. A near lifelong Nebraska resident, Kooser is one of the iconic poets of the Midwest and has published seven books of poetry with the University of Nebraska Press as well … Continue reading Happy 80th Birthday, Ted Kooser!