Meet us at AWP!

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March 28, 2019

Meet us at AWP!
The University of Akron Press will be at the 2019 AWP bookfair in Portland, Oregon from March 27 to 30. The AWP bookfair is America’s largest showcase and marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, and literary arts organizations. We’ll be at table T5054, on a corner one block west of “Bookfair Boulevard,” the main drag through the convention center. Stop by to meet the Press, pick up your 2019 UAP button, and buy some books.

 Five new books!
For 2019 The University of Akron Press brings five new poetry books to AWP. We have three new collections — Brittany Cavallaro‘s UnhistoricalKrystal Languell‘s Quite Apart, and Tyler Mills‘ Hawk Parable — plus a new edition of Caryl Pagel‘s Twice Told. We’re also proud to offer Jennifer Phelps and Elizabeth Robinson‘s collection of essays on spirituality and innovation in contemporary women’s poetry, Quo Anima. All of these books — and many more — will be available with special AWP pricing. Our books are also available to order at our website, where you can use the code AWP30 for a 30% discount.

 Author signings!
Authors will be available to sign their new books at AWP, too. At our table, meet Krystal Languell on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.; Brittany Cavallaro on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.; and Jennifer Phelps and Elizabeth Robinson on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

 Poetry reading
One great feature of the annual AWP conference is all the opportunities we have to see and hear writers reading from their work. The University of Akron Press, with Noctuary Press, will host a reading from 4 to 5 p.m. at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon 97216. Brittany CavallaroKrystal Languell, and Tyler Mills will join Noctuary writers Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade.

2019 Akron Poetry Prize
On April 15, submissions open for the 2019 Akron Poetry Prize. Our judge this year is Victoria Chang, whose fourth book of poetry, Barbie Chang, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of his, her, or their book. For more information, visit the Akron Poetry Prize website.

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