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May 6, 2013

“The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom, a new collection of poetry by Thomas J. Erickson ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). In The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom, Erickson’s muscular poems perform a post-mortem on the titular lawyer with unflinching honesty, digging into personal […]

April 30, 2013

Parallel Press poets’ work featured on “Poetic Bikes”

Last week, Madison B-cycle unveiled 30 new “Poetic Bikes” into their bicycle lending system as part of a city-wide partnership with Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, a local organization run by Parallel Press poet Shoshauna Shy.  In the past, Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf has partnered with Community Car in a similar effort to integrate […]

April 19, 2013

New display in Memorial Library celebrates National Poetry Month

A new display in the Memorial Library foyer celebrates National Poetry Month with a selection of poetry resources and new publications from the UW-Madison Libraries. Featured materials include a selection of handmade books from the Kohler Art Library’s Artist Book Collection that incorporate poetry as the main text of the work.  These books explore landscape, […]

April 17, 2013

Parallel Press Authors celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is always a busy time for the poetry community because it’s National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month provides a great opportunity to listen to (and share!) favorite poems and to discover new work. Many Parallel Press chapbook authors are participating in local events and poetry readings throughout April in honor of this celebration. Here […]

April 1, 2013

“Fearing Water” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Fearing Water, a new collection of poetry by Marjorie Saiser ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). In Fearing Water, Saiser unflinchingly depicts the evolution of a challenging parent-child relationship; each poem is rich with emotion, observation, and Saiser’s steady voice, and serves as a counterpoint to the scene […]

February 14, 2013

“Blind Date with a Book” at Memorial Library

If you stop by Memorial Library today, you might notice something different about the browsing display near the circulation area.  A new display, created by librarians Beth Harper and Paloma Celis-Carbajal entices students, faculty, and staff to go on a “blind date” with a book– each one anonymously wrapped in paper like a present.  Signs advertizing […]

February 1, 2013

Parallel Press authors to read at Winter Festival of Poetry

The Winter Festival of Poetry is a Madison tradition.  For more than 25 years, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, which has about 500 members across the state, has sponsored the series, scheduling local poets to read their work on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter months. This year, a number of Parallel Press authors and advisers […]

January 14, 2013

“Vectors” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Vectors, a new collection of poetry by Kelly Cherry ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2012). Cherry wrestles with the complicated figure of J. Robert Oppenheimer, both the “father of the atomic bomb” and the flesh-and-blood man, from his early upbringing to his work with the Manhattan Project. Her […]

January 7, 2013

Parallel Press Author Max Garland Named Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate

Congratulations are due to Max Garland, who was named Poet Laureate by the Wisconsin Academy on Januray 3rd! Garland teaches creative writing and literature courses at UW-Eau Claire, and has won numerous awards for his writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship from the […]

December 5, 2012

“American Bruise” published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of American Bruise, a new collection of poetry by L. Ward Abel ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2012). The bruises in Abel poems are those left on the American landscape and history, especially the rural settings populated by men like Lincoln and Whitman. His poetry explores the back roads […]

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