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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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Northwestern University Press is proud to present Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith come together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University to

Jill Petty has joined Northwestern University Press as acquisitions editor, expanding the Press’s acquisitions team to three full-time editors. Petty will manage the Press’s celebrated TriQuarterly imprint and Curbstone Books as well as literature in translation, plays, and the Press

Forest Primeval: Poems, by Vievee Francis, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, was named the winner of the prestigious 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Francis will accept the award in a ceremony on April 20 in Los Angeles. It comes with a purse of $100,000, one of the