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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 [...]

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, [...]

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