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Spring 2016 catalog new books list


god made the hundreds, man made it wild

by Nate Marshall






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.

On March 21, 2016 the University of Pittsburgh Press and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosted a landmark event, giving the community an opportunity to explore the most profoundly vexing problem in America—race—through the insight and writings of six acclaimed African American poets Moderated by Terrance Hayes.
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New Series
An award-winning book series on science and culture finds a new home at University of Pittsburgh Press!

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Our Latest Titles
  • Orbit / Arthur Vogelsang
  • Admit One: An American Scrapbook / Martha Collins
  • Blood Memory / Colleen McElroy
  • Dear, Sincerely / David Hernandez
  • Energy Corridor / Glenn Shaheen
  • Manual for Living / Sharon Dolin
  • Eternity & Oranges / Christopher Bakken

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

Author Events

Martha Collins

Admit One: An American Scrapbook

April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Peabody Essex Museum
with Sandra Beasley and Ocean Vuong
161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970

Chard deNiord


April 29, 7 p.m.
Ava Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank St.
Lebanon, NH 03766

Sharon Dolin

Manual for Living

April 30, 7 p.m.
Couplet Reading Series @ The Delancey
with Claudia Cortese & others
168 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002

Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn

May 1, 1:30 p.m.
Trinity’s Poet/ry Festival
St. Paul’s Chapel
209 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

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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 Rickey Laurentiis, a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry from The Publishing Triangle for his collection Boy with Thorn. Winners will be announced on April 21.

Congratulations to Pitt Poet Ron Wallace, whose collection For Dear Life won the 2015 Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

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.

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