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4/1/2016

Amherst, MA – April 1, 2016–In celebration of our forty-year commitment to contemporary letters, the University of Massachusetts Press in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers announce the winners of the 2016 Juniper Prizes in poetry and in fiction.

For the first publication in poetry prize: Elizabeth Metzger, The Spirit Papers.

Elizabeth Metzger is a graduate of Brown University... More

3/31/2016

Please visit our website  tomorrow, April 1, at 5 pm. for the announcement of the Juniper Literary Prize Series winners for 2016. 

3/30/2016

Christopher Vials, author of Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States talks with NPR about American Fascism and Trump.

National Public Radio's podcast explores "American Fascism: From the 1920s to Trump." Vials, an expert on fascism in the United States, ... More

3/28/2016

The VVA Veteran Online call Doug Bradley and Crag Werner's We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War a gift to veterans. "Authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner have given us a gift: a compendious book that looks at the music we rock-and-roll-generation Americans who served in the Vietnam... More

3/14/2016

Choice reviews calls Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies, edited by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeckessential. 

"This collection of 'transatlantic and transnational perspectives' brings unprecedented attention to the global outreach of African American writer Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a self-described 'black lesbian feminist warrior poet mother... More

3/14/2016

A well-informed and appreciative analysis of the significance of Kelly Wisecup's Medical Encounters: Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures as a major contribution to the field of History of Medicine in Early America appeared in William and Mary Quarterly in February.

"Medical Encounters is a provocative work that pushes scholars to take seriously the... More

3/14/2016

Choice says James R. Guthrie "breaks new ground" with A Kiss from Thermopylae: Emily Dickinson and Law

"Emily Dickinson's poetry exhibits a wide range of interests other than love, death, and immortality, the frequent focus of critical studies. Guthrie (Wright State Univ.) breaks new ground in his assertion that Dickinson's poetic stratagem (in employing diction, metaphor, and personae) often... More

3/3/2016

A Manner of Being:Writers on Their Mentorsedited by  Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker, earned praise from Poets & Writers, who named it among the Best Books for Writers. ... More

3/1/2016

Jessie Swigger's book "History Is Bunk:: Assembling the Past at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village has earned Honorable Mention for the 2016 National Council on Public History Book Award for the best work published about or growing out of public history. Swigger also won the Henry Ford Heritage Association... More

2/29/2016

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, author of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europedied Jan. 31 at her home in Washington. 

UMass Press was pleased to publish a volume of essays in honor of Eisenstein's achievement in 2007:... More

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