Wesleyan University Press has an editorial program that focuses on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film-TV, and Connecticut history and culture. Publishing in its current form since 1957, the press has published an internationally renowned poetry series, collecting five Pulitzer Prizes, a Bollingen, and three National Book Awards in that one series alone. The mission of the press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of the university and beyond. 

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Kamau Brathwaite honored by PEN Foundation, Gina Ulysse long-listed
Kamau Brathwaite honored by PEN Foundation, Gina Ulysse long-listed
Kamau Brathwaite was honored with the 2018 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Awarded “to a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable and accomplished presence in American literature.” Ed Roberson, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, and Ocean Vuong acted as judges for the award, noting Brathwaite’s large body of work, including Elegguas, Born to Slow Horses, and Ancestors.…
Rage – Thinking of School Shootings, thoughts noted by Michael Eigen
Rage – Thinking of School Shootings, thoughts noted by Michael Eigen
Michael Eigen’s post to the APA/Psychoanalysis listservShared here is Michael Eigen’s recent post to the American Psychological Association’s Psychoanalysis listserv The need to redress injury, get even. The young man experienced severe humiliation in his life and compensated with a show of gun strength. About eighteen years ago I noted this subcurrent of mood and what seemed like…
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