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June 27, 2014

Parallel Press Publishes ‘Alibi for Two’

  Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Alibi for Two, a new collection of poetry and prose by Agustus Merrill. ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2014). Alibi for Two pays homage to life and love in the long winter nights of the North Woods, where “the new moon is laced/Across its white face/With the […]

June 20, 2014

Soccer on a String: An Exhibit Celebrating Brazilian Poetry, Life, and Culture

Inspired by the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new exhibit in the Memorial Library circulation area, entitled Soccer on a String, showcases colorful and eye-catching selections of Brazilian cordel literature. Dr. Mark J. Curran from Arizona State University describes cordel literature, or “Literatura de Cordel from Brazil, [as] folk-popular poetry which thrived in Northeastern Brazil […]

May 2, 2014

HYBRID Brings Poetry and Photography to Madison’s Green Cabs

If you take a ride in a Green Cab sometime in the next six months you may notice something special. Each of their 41 Toyota Prius cabs will include a unique installation of poetry paired with a stunning photograph. HYBRID: transported by word and image combines poetry from 43 poets, curated by Sara Parrell, with […]

April 16, 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month and Go Big Read with This New Exhibit

Memorial Library invites all to join in a unique conversation inspired by this year’s Go Big Read book, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. The exhibit runs through May 9th in the first floor lobby. What distinguishes this conversation is that it takes place on a magnetic poetry board. Why this particular format? […]

March 31, 2014

Newly published: “Presences” by Caroline Collins

Parallel Press, an imprint of the UW–Madison Libraries, is pleased to announce the publication of Presences, a new collection of poetry by Caroline Collins ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2014). In these luminous poems, the landscape of the the Illinois prairie and Mississippi bluffs is alive with the memory of the native people who lived and died […]

December 11, 2013

“Lemon Bars of Parnassus” from Parallel Press

Parallel Press, an imprint of the UW–Madison Libraries, is pleased to announce the publication of Lemon Bars of Parnassus, a new collection of poetry by Lee Kisling ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). With an eye trained on the curious, often quixotic details of a world in which “the only gods left are bandaged and wear glasses […]

October 15, 2013

UW-Madison Libraries in the Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than […]

October 9, 2013

“Lottery Ticket” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Lottery Ticket, a new collection of poetry by Heather Corbally Bryant ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). In Lottery Ticket, Heather Corbally Bryant explores themes of love, family, and death with poetic meditations on relationships and the natural world. The luck hinted at in the title guides the […]

August 23, 2013

Meet Your Librarian: Leia Verfuerth, Serials Librarian

With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians […]

July 8, 2013

“Small, Imperfect Paradise” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Small, Imperfect Paradise, a new collection of poetry by Dallas Crow ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). In Small, Imperfect Paradise, Dallas Crow unflinchingly explores themes of love, sex, growing up, and growing older.  The spine of the narrative is the speaker’s progression through a relationship, from the […]

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