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Congratulations to Eleanor Boudreau, winner the 2019 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize!

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Congratulations to Eleanor Boudreau, winner the 2019 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize!

University of Pittsburgh Press is excited to announce Eleanor Boudreau as the 2019 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her collection Earnest, Earnest?. It was selected from over 600 submissions and will be published by UPP next fall. Boudreau will also receive a $5,000 cash prize. “I love puns, but Earnest, Earnest? is more than a pun. At some point, my quest to say what I mean and mean what I say, as a poet, but also as a human being, became a question, Earnest, Earnest?,” said the 35-year-old Cambridge, MA, native. In Earnest, Earnest?, the speaker,…

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University Press Week 2019: How to Practice Compassion

Welcome to the University Press Week 2019 Blog Tour! University presses across the county will be sharing articles, interviews, and excerpts from titles that relate to various sub-themes of the main UP Week theme: Read. Think. Act. Today’s posts are all on “How to practice compassion.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “How Empathy Can Help Us Become More Compassionate” by Elizabeth Segal, Columbia University Press * * * “How the Transformations Series Invites Us to Practice Compassion — University Press Week Blog Tour” by Heather Gernenz, University of Illinois Press * * * “Leaving Vanni” by…

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University Press Week 2019: How To Build Community

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University Press Week 2019: How To Build Community

Welcome to the University Press Week 2019 Blog Tour! University presses across the county will be sharing articles, interviews, and excerpts from titles that relate to various sub-themes of the main UP Week theme: Read. Think. Act. Today’s posts are all on “How to build community.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “University Press Week Blog Tour: How to build community” by Paul Farber, Temple University Press * * * “The Press’s Role in Building Digital Scholarship Communities” by Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press * * * “AAUP #UniversityPressWeek: Community” by Paul Kirst, Syracuse University Press…

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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

November 3-9 is University Press Week. This year’s theme is “Read. Think. Act.” Our mission at the University of Pittsburgh Press is to find and publish the finest scholarly titles for just this reason: We want to encourage our readers to think critically about our titles and make changes in their lives, universities, and communities. This blog post by Patricia M. DeMarco, author of Pathways To Our Sustainable Future, offers a few ways anyone can take action to become a better environmental steward. Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward Patricia M. DeMarco As creatures of modern life, we…

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University Press Week 2019: How to Speak Up and Speak Out

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University Press Week 2019: How to Speak Up and Speak Out

Welcome to the University Press Week 2019 Blog Tour! University presses across the county will be sharing articles, interviews, and excerpts from titles that relate to various sub-themes of the main UP Week theme: Read. Think. Act. Today’s posts are all on “How to speak up and speak out.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “Lewis Raven Wallace: How to Speak Up and Speak Out” by Lewis Raven Wallace, University of Chicago Press * * * “Speaking Up and Speaking Out” by Kelly Belanger, Syracuse University Press * * * “HOW TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT”…

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