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Press Releases

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Date Author/Book
01/29/14 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
12/16/14 Nathaniel Marshall/Wild Hundreds Starrett Poetry Prize winner writes “long love song” to his hometown
04/02/14 Kathleen George/The Johnstown Girls Johnstown flood inspires suspenseful novel about twins separated by the deluge
02/28/14 Robin Becker/Tiger Heron Poet’s new collection praised for vivid detail and illuminating perspective
02/28/14 Teresa Leo/Bloom in Reverse

Poet’s second collection works through loss of a friend, beginning at the end

02/23/14 William Stafford/Sound of the Ax Centennial of Stafford’s birth inspires unique collection of his work
02/23/14 Barbara Hamby/On the Street of Divine Love

Poet continues her love affair with words and lingo in new collection

02/23/14 George Bilgere/Imperial

Poet’s sixth collection focuses on middle-age with humorous anxiety


Academic presses launch innovative collaboration in Jewish Studies

02/03/14 Vicky A. Clark/Robert Qualters Pitt Press publishes first in-depth study of iconic Pittsburgh artist Robert Qualters
02/01/14 Kent Nelson/Spirit Bird: Short Stories Colorado author wins 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize
01/19/14 Alicia Suskin Ostriker/The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog Title poem of new collection proves art can arrive in the middle of the night
11/26/13 Sarah Rose Nordgren/Best Bones

Cincinnati author wins 2013 Pitt Press poetry prize

11/17/13 Kasey Jueds/Keeper Starrett prize winner, ‘vibrant new voice,’ explores intimacy and connectivity
10/27/13 Joan Naviyuk Kane/Hyperboreal

Alaskan poet reflects with hope on the strengths of her indigenous culture

10/27/13 Jeffrey McDaniel/Chapel of Inadvertent Joy

McDaniel’s newest book unleashes wit and imagination in persona poems

10/13/13 Vicky A. Clark/Robert Qualters

Pitt Press to publish first in-depth study of iconic Pittsburgh artist Robert Qualters

10/13/13 David Shumate/Kimonos in the Closet Award-winning Indiana author drawn to ‘non-form’ of prose poetry
09/30/13 Char Miller/Seeking the Greatest Good New book explores unique significance of Pinchot Institute to American conservationism
09/22/13 Anthony Wallace/The Old Priest Time, eternity, and memory are themes in award-winning fiction collection
08/31/13 Peter Everwine/Listening Long and Late California poet extols the concept of listening

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