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Spring 2016 catalog new books list


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by David Hernandez






Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay, has been named the winner of the 2015 National Book Criticis Circle Award. Read more here. The book also won the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the the 2015 National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. Ross Gay was a participating poet in Poetry an Race in America (see below). Watch the video. Or see it on You Tube.

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Author Events

Martha Collins

Admit One: An American Scrapbook

May 19, 7 p.m.
Cervena Barva Press Studio
Arts at the Armory, Basement B8
with Gail Mazur
191 Highland St.
Somerville, MA 02143

David Hernandez

Dear, Sincerely

May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission Avenue at "E" Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Kasey Jueds


May 20, 2:30 p.m.
Skagit River Poetry Festival
with Norman Fischer and Paul Hansen
Maple Hall
104 Commercial St.
La Connor, WA 98257

Nate Marshall

Rickey Laurentiis

Lynn Emanuel

Martha Collins

Bryant Park Reading Series

June 7, 7 p.m.
Bryant Park Reading Room
42nd St. between 5th and 6th Aves.
New York, NY 10018

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Congratulations to Rickey Laurentiis, whose poetry book Boy with Thorn, won the 2016 Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Congratulations to Pitt poet Iliana Rocha, whose book Karankawa, won the 2016 Society of Midland Authors Literary Award (poetry category).

Congratulations to Martin Melosi, recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award for the American Society for Environmentl History.

Congratulations to Risa Applegarth, author of Rhetoric in American Anthropology: Gender, Genre, and Science, winner of the 2016 CCCC Outstanding Book Award (monography category). The book was praised for making “an important contribution to research on disciplinary rhetorics and genre.” Applegarth’s honor marks the third time in five years that a UPP title from our Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture has won this prize.

Congratulations to Melissa Yancy, winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, for her short story collection Dog Years. Read the press release.

Congratulations to Miriam Bird Greenberg, winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, for her collection In the Volcano’s Mouth. Read the press release.

The University of Pittsburgh Press proudly celebrates its 80th year of publishing in 2016.

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