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. 

In 2018 Wesleyan acquired titles published by Paris Press (1995–2018). Paris Press was founded with the mission of publishing groundbreaking yet overlooked literature by women and educating the public about its books and authors. Wesleyan is proud to keep these important books in print. 

Wesleyan titles are now distributed by Hopkins Fulfillment Services. Our new ordering/sales number is 800-537-5487.  Read more about the change here.

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Congratulations to Joy Harjo, our 23rd US Poet Laureate!

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, our 23rd US Poet Laureate!

Her term begins in September and will run through 2021!

Read our press release here. 

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Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States

Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States

For Immediate Release—June 19, 2019 Joy Harjo, published by W.W. Norton and Wesleyan University Press, represented by Blue Flower Arts, has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She is the first Native American to serve as US Poet Laureate. Read the full press release…
Saying Goodbye to Kevin Killian

Saying Goodbye to Kevin Killian

(Kevin Killian in 1979 Photo: Michael Johnson) Kevin Killian, member of the New Narrative movement and the co-founder of Poets Theater, passed away June 15th, 2019. Killian published over a dozen books across a variety of genres including novels, memoirs, poetry collections, edited works, and plays. He was given the 2010 Lambda Literary Award under…
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