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April is Poetry Month

This April marks the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month. Northwestern University Press celebrates the lyric imagination by publishing many acclaimed poets, including National Book Award winners, MacArthur Fellows and PEN finalists. Northwestern University Press also sponsors the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, a second-book award for Black poets of African descent, offered every other year. Join us as we feature poets and poetry all month long on our website and social media accounts in celebration of National Poetry Month!

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News & Events

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jenny Kaminer will discuss her award-winning book Women With a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture (NUP, 2013) at 206 Ingraham Hall at UW Madison, Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 PM. More details, here: http://www.creeca.wisc.edu/events/2016/april

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NUP will be sharing a booth with the University of Georgia Press at Book Expo America at McCormick Place here in Chicago, May 11-13. Visit us in booth #611! More details, here: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com  

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Raúl Zurita, author of the forthcoming poetry collection Sky Below (October 2016), will read from his work at the Poetry Foundation on Saturday, April 30 at 7 pm. Don't miss this special event! More details, here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/event/5189