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.

Search for books here


Our Main Line (860-685-7711) is down! Please dial as follows:
Suzanna Tamminen/Permissions: 860-685-7727
Jaclyn Wilson: 860-685-7725
Stephanie Elliott Prieto/Review Copies: 860-685-7723

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. 

Featured Books

News & Highlights

Announcing “Frayed Light”

Announcing “Frayed Light”

“Yonatan Berg’s poetry is fervent and relentless in its language, each poem moving forward in a series of proclamations that are as absolute as they are heartbreaking, ‘We told ourselves it would pass./We put everything in place, near/the couches, the armchairs. On the balcony, flowers/spiraled towards the sun.’ In the midst of this book’s almost unbearable traumas,…
Announcing “Drawing the Surface of Dance”

Announcing “Drawing the Surface of Dance”

“Choreography—especially experimental choreography—is nearly impossible to describe before it happens or to capture once it’s over.  In this book, through drawings and charts and personalized text, Annie-B Parson somehow manages to do both. ” —David Lang, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for The Little Match Girl Passion Soloing on the page, choreographer Annie-B Parson…
Visit Our Blog