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2018 National Book Award for Poetry Finalist!

 NBA Short Listed Wobble

Congratulations to Rae Armantrout!
Wobble is short-listed for
the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry. 

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Win three illustrated chapbooks!

Win three illustrated chapbooks!

Win a copies of Deaths of the PoetsDog Truths, and Thirty Polite Things to Say by Kit Reed!

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Wesleyan University Press is honoring the life and legacy of Kit Reed with three fanciful chapbooks—originally created in short runs for the enjoyment of family and friends. You will laugh out loud at the Reeds’ dark, biting humor and adorable drawings.

"Reed has a prose style that's pure dry ice, displayed in dystopian stories that specialize in bitterness and dislocation." –New York Times Book Review


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#NationalBetterBreakfastMonth and #NationalPancakeDay

It’s September: a month for back-to-school, changing of the seasons, and breakfast! Nationally recognized as Better Breakfast Month, September is the perfect time to get your breakfast morning routine into shape. In addition to this, September 26th is National Pancake Day. Thankfully, Wesleyan University Press has a little inspiration to get you started. Napoleon Pancakes…
Vizenor on silent communication, puppets, and Dummy Trout

Vizenor on silent communication, puppets, and Dummy Trout

From the novel Native Tributes, by Gerald Vizenor: Dummy Trout surprised me that spring afternoon at the Blue Ravens Exhibition. She raised two brazen hand puppets, the seductive Ice Woman on one hand, and the wily Niinag Trickster on the other, and with jerky gestures the rough and ready puppets roused the native stories of winter…
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