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Natalie Scenters-Zapico wins the NACCS-Tejas Foco Best Poetry Book of 2015!

Congratulations to Natalie Scenters-Zapico, who has won the NACCS-Tejas Foco Best Poetry Book of 2015 for The Verging Cities! The award ceremony will be held at a luncheon on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco in Houston, TX.  

Jacqueline Rhodes & Jonathan Alexander win the 2016 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Book Award!

Congratulations to Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander, winners of the 2016 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award for Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self! This award is given to the book, article, and dissertation "that best make queer interventions into the study of composition and rhetoric. Works…

Karen Jones on Access Utah

Listen to Karen Jones's delightful interview about her book, Epiphany in the Wilderness, on Access Utah:

Natalie Scenters-Zapico wins the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award!

Congratulations to Natalie Scenters-Zapico, winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for her 2015 book of poetry, The Verging Cities! Excerpt from the judges' statements: "Natalie Scenters-Zapico's poems in The Verging Cities travel back and forth across the borders of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, across the gritty,…

Still Life with Rhetoric wins the 2016 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award!

Congratulations to Laurie Gries, whose Still Life with Rhetoric has won the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication Advancement of Knowledge Award! The Advancement of Knowledge Award is presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies.

Don't miss Jim Steenburgh's talks on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth

Jim Steenburgh will be speaking in November and December about his book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World, published by Utah State University Press! Details about upcoming engagements can be found below:   NOVEMBER 12, 7:00pm…

The Logan Notebooks wins the 2015 Utah Book Award for Poetry!

Congratulations to Rebecca Lindenberg! The Logan Notebooks has won the Utah Book Award for poetry. The Utah Book Award was established by the Salt Lake City Public Library to honor exceptional achievements by Utah writers and to recognize outstanding literature written with a Utah theme or setting. More information about the…

Rebecca Lindenberg giving poetry reading tonight in Denver!

Rebecca Lindberg, author of The Logan Notebooks, will read her poetry at 7pm tonight in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus in Denver, room Tivoli 640 (Zenith). This event is free and open to everyone! Details can be found here.

THE LOGAN NOTEBOOKS has been shortlisted for the Utah Book Award

Congratulations, Rebecca Lindenberg! The Logan Notebooks has been shortlisted for the 2015 Utah Book Award for poetry. The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Library Level 4 Conference Room), with a reception at 6:30pm.      

USUP and UPC featured in Huffington Post

Check out Anis Shivani's Huffington Post spotlight on exciting new fall 2015 titles from Utah State University Press and the University Press of Colorado!

Congratulations to Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham!

On the evening of Thursday, October 1, at the 2015 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication annual meeting, USUP editor Michael Spooner accepted the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment on behalf of Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham, for their book Very Like…

Ethan Schmidt Memorial Fund

An education fund has been arranged for Ethan Schmidt's three children. We encourage you to make a donation, which can be done here.

Very Like a Whale wins the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment!

Congratulations to Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham! This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication, and is made for excellence in research. It will be presented at the CPTSC Annual Conference on Thursday evening, October 1,…

In Memoriam: Ethan Schmidt

The staff members of the University Press of Colorado offer their heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of our author Ethan Schmidt, whose life was tragically and senselessly cut short yesterday. We join with them in mourning the passing of a beloved father, teacher, and scholar who had…

Tim Sullivan event at The King's English Bookshop

Tim Sullivan spoke and signed copies of his book Ways to the West at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on the evening of September 10 as part of their 37th-anniversary celebration.  

Tim Sullivan on Radio West today at 11am and 7pm

Tune in to KUER/Radio West today at 11am or 7pm tonight to hear a roundtable discussion featuring Tim Sullivan and others on the attitude toward cars and alternative transportation in the American West! For more from Sullivan on how to get around the West without a car, check out his…

The Denver Artists Guild featured in 5280: The Denver Magazine

Read the article, in which Stan Cuba's book is described as "a beautiful collection of member biographies and works combined with a historical look at DAG's founding and enduring impact," here!

Aaron Abeyta interviewed in Colorado Central Magazine

Read the interview, in which Abeyta discusses Colcha and what compels him to write poetry, the artistic influence of his family and culture, and his work to improve his community, here.

What to wear to the wetlands: Paul Johnsgard reveals his sartorial philosophy to Esquire

Pick up the September issue of Esquire Magazine to see the author of A Chorus of Cranes featured in "Fifty Men Looking Their Best"! Paul Johnsgard was selected for his singular personal style! Read the backstory here.

Upcoming interview: Tim Sullivan & Ways to the West on Utah Public Radio

This Wednesday, 9am: Tune in to Access Utah for a conversation with Tim Sullivan about his exciting new book, Ways to the West: How Getting Out of Our Cars Is Reclaiming America's Frontier.  

University of Iowa Press announces new annual award

The University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the University of Iowa Press have announced a new annual prize for literary nonfiction, to be awarded in the spring of 2016. More information can be found on the UI Press Facebook page.