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.”
Congratulations to Pitt poet Toi Derricotte on her retirement after serving nearly 20 years on the board of the Cave Canem Foundation. She is also a cofounder of Cave Canem. A tribute fund has been established in her honor. Read the Press Release.
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 will publish her translations of poetry by Circe Maia, The Invisible Bridge/El Puente Invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia.