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!
One month from today, the University of Nebraska will officially celebrate its 150th anniversary. Throughout 2019, there will be many events beginning with Chancellor Ronnie Green’s State of the University address at the Lied Center in Lincoln 3:30 p.m. today. … Continue reading The University of Nebraska Turns 150
From the prairies of the Great Plains to the towering dunes of the Sandhills, the state of Nebraska will celebrate its great literary heritage later this month in Lincoln. The Nebraska Book Festival on August 25 will gather contemporary writing talent from … Continue reading Nebraska Book Sale!
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
Ted Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and former U.S. poet laureate, is Presidential Professor of the University of Nebraska. Currently, he is hand-selecting books for his eponymous Contemporary Poetry series, which features poets he believes deserves greater recognition for their … Continue reading From the Desk of Ted Kooser
Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and … Continue reading University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader
The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted 150 notable figures in Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood—and many of those important individuals are represented on our backlist. My Ántonia by Willa Cather My Ántonia is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes O … Continue reading 150 Notable Nebraskans
This year marks Nebraska’s sesquicentennial—150 years since we were admitted as the 37th state. To celebrate, Nebraska 150 Books has put together a list of the 150 most important books about Nebraska. Today we’re sharing just a few of the noteworthy UNP … Continue reading Reading List: Nebraska 150 Books
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with cardboard boxes. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Mr. Feeny, Outstanding Poetry, and other March Books
The following has been excerpted from The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book by Ted Kooser (Nebraska 2014). From “December” The holiday cocktail party begins at the door, where the trill of the doorbell flees from the vestibule and disappears into the … Continue reading Excerpt: The Wheeling Year