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Press Releases

Press releases listed are downloadable pdf files.

Date Author/Book
08/01/16 Michael MacCambridge / Chuck Noll New biography reveals professional triumphs, personal travails of enigmatic Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll
08/01/16 John Tydall Correspondence Pitt Press acquires The John Tyndall Correspondence series
08/01/16 Melissa Yancy / Dog Years

Award-winning fiction collection ‘sets miracles of modern medicine against everyday life’

08/01/16 Christopher Buckley / Star Journal Prolific poet selects work from nearly 35 years of writing; “place” a significant inspiration

08/01/16 Aaron Smith / Primer Poet’s third volume explores struggle between our public and private personas

08/01/16 Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello / Hour of the Ox Award-winning poetry collection presents new perspective on elegiac immigrant song

08/01/16 Cheryl Dumesnil / Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes Poet’s songs of survival look for the light among life’s shadows

08/01/16 Daniel Grandbois / A Revised Poetry of Western Philosophy Author offers ingenious take on a classic philosophy text
08/01/16 Miriam Bird Greenberg / In the Volcano's Mouth Poet’s unorthodox travel experiences provide extraordinary characters,
portraits of life on the margins

03/18/16 Ross Gay / Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Pitt Press poet wins prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award

03/07/16 Bernard Lightman, series editor Award-winning book series on science and culture finds new home at University of Pittsburgh Press
02/02/16 Toi Derricotte / Undertaker's Daughter
Ross Gay / Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Rickey Laurentiis / Boy with Thorn
Nate Marshall / Wild Hundreds
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon / Open Interval
Afaa Michael Weaver / The Government of Nature
Landmark event explores the issue of race in America via poetry and conversation; part of the Year of the Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
01/29/16 Miriam Bird Greenberg

“Portrait of life on the enchanted margins” wins Starrett Poetry Prize;
Northern California writer addresses women’s experiences on the road

01/12/16 Melissa Yancy/Dog Years

California author’s debut short fiction collection wins 2016 Drue Heinz prize

08/12/15 Richard Blanco/Matters of the Sea / Cosas del Mar Inaugural poet commissioned to write poem for Friday’s Cuban embassy ceremony
07/05/15 Iliana Rocha/Karankawa Influenced by Karankawa Indians, poet explores how we create personal histories
06/28/15 Nate Marshall/Wild Hundreds Prize-winning Chicago poet and rapper celebrates beauty of black culture
06/28/15 Rickey Larentiis/Boy with Thorn Cave Canem poetry winner explores roots of racial and sexual violence
06/21/15 Chard deNiord/Interstate Lyrical poems in new collection focus on four themes
06/07/15 Ronald Wallace/For Dear Life Wisconsin poet’s ninth collection features themes both traditional and unexpected
05/03/15 Lynn Emanuel/The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected Poet disassembles previous books to create entirely new collection
04/05/15 Charles Harper Webb/Brain Camp Prolific, award-winning poet’s new collection offers funny, complex, accessible verse
03/15/15 Richard Michelson/More Money Than God Acclaimed children’s author returns to his adult audience with life-affirming poetry collection
02/15/15 Mihaela Moscaliuc/Immigrant Model

With a voice steeped in Eastern European tradition, poet examines identity in the face of conflict 

02/15/15 Ross Gay/Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude Poet finds wisdom in the garden in his new collection
02/15/15 Quan Barry/Loose Strife

Timeless Greek drama inspires poet’s fourth collection

02/15/15 Beth Bachmann/Do Not Rise Poet delves deeply into war, memory, and post-traumatic stress
01/14/15 Leslie Pietrzyk/This Angel on My Chest With wit and wisdom, Drue Heinz winner explores the sudden, unexpected loss of a spouse

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