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Congratulations to Pitt poet Ross Gay, whose work, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude was named as a finalist for the National Book Award, poetry category.

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In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, a co-publication of Hebrew Union College Press and University of Pittsburgh Press, has been shortlisted for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose from the Literary Translators Association. Congratulations to translator Rachel Tzvia Back. Details here. PoetrySaleBanner


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Author Events

Nate Marshal

Wild Hundreds

November 14, 7 p.m.
Dollhouse Reading Series
with Ruben Quesada and Ted Mathys
2274 W. Leland Ave., 1W
Chicago, IL 60625

Ross Gay

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

November 16, 8 p.m.
Blacksmith Poetry House Series
with Daniel Brown
56 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Jesse Lee Kercheval

The Invisible Bridge / El Puente Invisible

November 17, 5 p.m.
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Leslie Pietrzyk

This Angel on My Chest

November 15, 2 p.m.
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815

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Poet Circe Maia has received the 2015 Grand National Prize for Intellectual Work from the Uruguay Ministry of Culture and Education. UPP recently published a selection of her poems, The Invisible Bridge / El Puente Invisible, translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval.

Congratulations to Donna J. Drucker, whose book The Classification of Sex had been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Bullough Book Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Congratluations to Per Anders Rudling, whose book, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931 has been named a winner of the 2015 Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES.)

Congratulations to E. Jerry Jessee, a contributor to Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective, edited by James Rodger Fleming and Ann Johnson. His essay, “A Heightened Controversy: Nuclear Weapons Testing, Radioactive Tracers, and the Dynamic Stratosphere,” won the Phillip J. Pauly Prize from the Forum for the History of Science in America.

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco has been named Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets. Details here.

Congratulations to poet Nate Marshall, author of Wild Hundreds, who was awarded a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation: Details here.

Pitt poet Chard deNiord has been named Vermont State Poet. A resident of Putney, UPP has recently published Chard's latest collection, Interstate.

Congratulations to Jesse Lee Kercheval, among the NEA’s 2016 Translation Fellowship recipients. UPP has published her translations of poetry by Circe Maia, The Invisible Bridge/El Puente Invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia.

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