Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg, authors of Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur: A Biographical Study, reflect upon Richard Wilbur's life and legacy by turning to two poems that bookend his career. "The Beautiful Changes" comes from his first collection and "A Measuring Worm" from Anterooms, his final collection of new poems and translations. As they told the ... More
The Jones Library and University of Massachusetts Press are proud to present a panel discussion on "New England’s Political Histories, Contradictions, and Controversies" on Thursday, October 12.
Erin O’Brien, chair of the Political Science Department at UMass-Boston, will facilitate a conversation about the inherent complexities and contradictions in New England political life, from early democratic reforms to late twentieth-century witch-hunts, and the entrenched... More
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new imprint, Bright Leaf: Books that Illuminate.
Focused on New England, these accessible and entertaining titles explore a variety of subjects, ranging from the region’s culinary traditions and flora and fauna to its distinctive landmarks and beloved pastimes. Written for a general audience, Bright Leaf offers readers the tools and inspiration to fully experience the history, culture, and diversity of New England.... More
The University of Massachusetts Press, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, is pleased to announce this year’s Juniper Literary Prize winners.
Juniper Prize for Poetry
Chelsea Jennings is winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize for Poetry: First Book prize for her collection Transmission Loss. Jennings is a Seattle-based writer and educator. She has been the recipient of a “... More
Immigration: A Gathering
Sunday, April 2 from 3 pm-6 pm at
Double Edge Theatre
948 Conway Road (Rt. 116)
Ilan Stavans will be moderating a discussion at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield on Sunday, April 2. The purpose of the gathering is to bring the community together around questions of immigration and will examine the relationship between culture, community and democracy... More
Paul Ringel's book Commercializing Childhood: Children's Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the United States, 1823-1918 has won recognition as an Honor Book Award from the Children's Literature Association.
Two UMass Press books add to their list of honors the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award:
Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America by Vanessa Meikle Schulman and