Akron Poetry & Poetics

Akron Poetry & Poetics

The University of Akron Press presents The Akron Series in Poetry and The Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. Submit your manuscript to the Akron Poetry Prize: https://theuniversityofakronpress.submittable.com/submit

Operating as usual


Two Poems by Anne Barngrover — The Normal School

Two new poems by University of Akron Press poet Anne Barngrover over at The Normal School. ✨ Check them out! #poetrylives

thenormalschool.com "Gaze upon my glowing dress, / ever spooled and spiraled. Trail my creeping rootstock / back to where I first learned the definition of grace / and how it always seemed like blackmail."


DIAGRAM :: Krystal Languell

Wonderful to see work by University of Akron Press poet Krystal Languell in this fine new issue of DIAGRAM. #poetrylives

thediagram.com It's comical, almost disappointing how much the game is driven by rules   Ever since I first walked into a Limited Too and found my passion   Out of trash we built monuments tapestries villains real tears


Philip Metres reads “My Heart Like a Nation”

Philip Metres at OurPoetica, reading "“My Heart Like a Nation.” #poetrylives

Philip Metres reads his poem, “My Heart Like a Nation”. Philip Metres: https://philipmetres.com/ https://twitter.com/PhilipMetres Brought to you by Complexly...


so / many / connections

We're pumped to see this excellent review of The Soft Path by Joshua Harmon over at Poetry Northwest, thanks to Zach Peckham.

"While the notion of a 'commuting book' is probably the least sexy and most deflated interpretation of an 'on the road' premise available, Harmon’s attention to the mechanics of this process and its emanating effects on the self, the earth, and the world all build into an exponential expansion of the incredibly mundane, something very much akin to an explosion. Our most myopic actions of daily drudgery take on global consequences. Everything implicated. Nothing safe."

poetrynw.org Zach Peckham on the poetry of Joshua Harmon


Heather Green on "Fable for a Genome"

University of Akron Press poet Heather Green over at Poetry Daily. We're so excited for her forthcoming collection, No Other Rome! #poetrylives #uakronpress #poetrydaily

poems.com For me, Virgil’s Aeneid is partly about continuity and repetition, a setting out over and over again. Likewise, David Ferry’s deep intertextual approach to writing—especially in Bewilderment, which includes his translations of Virgil, Catullus, and others, alongside his original poems—is als...


Erika Meitner

The final judge for the 2021 University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition will be Erika Meitner.

Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010)—a 2009 National Poetry Series winner; Copia (BOA Editions, 2014); and Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Her poems have been published in Best American Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, and elsewhere. Meitner is currently a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Her sixth book, Useful Junk, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2022.

erikameitner.com Erika Meitner - The website of Erika Meitner

The University of Akron Press is thrilled to announce that 2020 Akron Poetry Prize judge Philip Metres has selected VELVET HOUNDS by Aimee Seu as the winner of this year's competition. Much gratitude to all who submitted to the Akron Poetry Prize this year, and congratulations to Aimee! #poetrylives #uakronpress


Caryl Pagel | FC2

We're so excited that Caryl Pagel's first collection of essays, Out of Nowhere Into Nothing, is now available from FC2. Get your copy directly from the publisher, below!

fc2.org Caryl Pagel Caryl Pagel is an associate professor at Cleveland State University. She is author of two collections of poetry, Twice Told and Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death. Pagel is a cofounder and editor at Rescue Press and the director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Cente...


Two Poems by Anne Barngrover - The Los Angeles Review

New poems by University of Akron Press author Anne Barngrover over at The Los Angeles Review! #poetrylives #uakronpress

losangelesreview.org My Poems Keep Ending in Stars Which means I can’t stop thinking about the dying passage of time. Which means I experience flashing sensations as from a blow


Poem: Ode to the Oranges of Jaffa

Philip Metres in the New York Times. Bravo! #poetrylives

nytimes.com What if the orchards, lizards, and rivers could tell the histories? A poem drawing from memories and witness.


456: Pelvic Ultrasound

We're so excited to see (and hear) this poem by University of Akron Press poet Anne Barngrover over at The Slowdown today! #poetrylives

slowdownshow.org The Slowdown podcast hosted by Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world - through poetry

University of Arizona Poetry Center

We're always thrilled to feature interviews by Jon Riccio on our blog, 1508. These longform interviews dive deep into a writer's work, exploring the nuances of the words on the page. They're perfect for high school and college educators, poets, and writers of all kinds. No different is this interview with Kimberly Quiogue Andrews about her book "A Brief History of Fruit."



Emilia Phillips "I Have Anxiety About Anxiety" | The Missouri Review

How wonderful to see "I Have Anxiety About Anxiety" by University of Akron Press author Emilia Phillips as the Missouri Review poem of the week. #poetrylives #uakronpress

missourireview.com Discovering the best in fiction, essays, and poetry

Emilia Phillips - Sporklet Aug 2020 - Spork Press

What a joy to see this new piece by University of Akron Press poet Emilia Phillips featured in Sporklet 12. Check it out! #poetrylives

sporkpress.com Emilia Phillips (she/her/hers) is the author of four poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, including the forthcoming Embouchure (2021), and four chapbooks. Winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2019–2020 NC Arts Council Fellowship, Phillips’s poems, lyric essays, and book review...


Tyler Mills — COURT GREEN

A fabulous new issue of Court Green is now live, and we're thrilled to see new work by University of Akron Press poet Tyler Mills there! #poetrylives #uakronpress #courtgreen

courtgreen.net The poems of this work, in four voices, take the form of a cabaret and explore the women who worked as wage laborers in Weimar Berlin. The chorus, ethnographer’s notes, and coda poems borrow language from Sigfried Kracauer’s  Salaried Masses , trans. Quintin Hoare (New York: Verso,


Poetry Today #16: Death and Optimism « Kenyon Review Blog

How wonderful to see University of Akron Press poet Kimberly Quiogue Andrews over at Poetry Today on The Kenyon Review blog. Check it out, and much gratitude to Ruben Quesada! #poetrylives #uakronpress

"I put the collection that became A Brief History of Fruit together by writing about one basic thematic thing—the fact that half of my family is from the Philippines and the other half is Euro-American—until I had a book’s worth of poems. I wish I could say something more profound than that, but that was my donnée until it wasn’t. I am, for better or worse, a project person: I deeply love books that are just “here are enough poems to make a book” and wish I could write them, but I’m obsessive (hence the PhD in literature) and tend to think about my work in large, sustained-argumentation chunks."

kenyonreview.org Poetry Today is a series that celebrates poetics and aesthetics—the composition, look, and feel of poetry for our time.


New documentary aims to make sure missing women are not forgotten

It's not every day that one of our University of Akron Press poetry collections leads to a documentary film project, and we are so excited for Aimée Baker, author of the Akron Poetry Prize winning book DOE. Learn more about this poignant, timely film project here. #poetrylives #uakronpress

wcax.com A new documentary in the works in the North Country honors women who are missing so they are never forgotten. Our Kelly O'Brien tells you more about "SHE."


Inkubator: Poetry and Protest - Crowdcast

The 2020 Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference lineup looks amazing! Be sure to check out Poetry and Protest, a panel discussion with Jericho Brown, Barbara Jane Reyes, and University of Akron Press poet Philip Metres. #poetrylives #CleInk20

crowdcast.io Register now for Literary Cleveland's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Two poems by University of Akron Press author Krystal Languell in the new issue of Diode. Check them out! #poetrylives #uakronpress http://diodepoetry.com/languell_krystal/


Radiation parable | Leslie Harrison

Four gorgeous new poems by University of Akron Press author Leslie Harrison in the new issue of Waxwing. What a gift! #poetrylives #uakronpress

waxwingmag.org & at the appointed hour the sun / & original fire heaving itself ablaze out of the sea ... ❡

Deadline today (6/15, EST)! Full details on Submittable. https://theuniversityofakronpress.submittable.com/submit

The University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize deadline approaches! We are accepting submissions through 6/15. Full details on Submittable (link below). Philip Metres is our judge this year! #poetrylives #uakronpress

One month left to submit to the University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition! Full details and submissions at our Submittable page: https://theuniversityofakronpress.submittable.com/submit

Now accepting submissions to the 2020 Akron Poetry Prize competition. Deadline is June 15, Philip Metres is the final judge. Link in bio. #poetrylives #uakronpress #akronpoetryprize

Akron Poetry & Poetics

University Libraries at The University of Akron

University Libraries stands against racism, because black lives matter. As The University of Akron President Gary Miller advocated in a university statement, "We, in our local communities and across the nation, must do better." During this heartbreaking time, we reiterate the Library’s mission to fight ignorance, provide understanding through learning and unlearning, and support all of our communities. #blackouttuesday


Books for Understanding: Race Relations in the U.S.

booksforunderstanding.org FEATURED PRESSES University of Akron Press University of Alabama Press University of Alberta Press University of Arizona Press University of Arkansas Press Baylor University Press Beacon Press Brookings Institution Press br> University of California Press Cambridge University Press University of Chi...

Akron Poetry & Poetics


Aimée Baker’s Doe (University of Akron Press, 2018) — The Bind

Tremendous gratitude to Ruth Williams for this review of Doe by Aimée Baker, published over at The Bind! #poetrylives #akronpoetryprize #uakronpress

"In Doe, Baker attempts to reverse this Dead Girlification of missing and murdered women by reanimating their last moments in order to reorient the camera angle, focusing less on acts of violence and the men who enact them, and more on the women themselves."

thebind.net The Murderino in Me: Reading Aimée Baker’s Doe by Ruth Williams


Anne Barngrover - Pinwheel

So exciting to see a new poem by University of Akron Press author Anne Barngrover in the new issue of Pinwheel. Check it out! 🎉

pinwheeljournal.com Anne Barngrover is the author of Brazen Creature. She is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Leo University.

One month left to submit to the University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition! Full details and submissions at our Submittable page: https://theuniversityofakronpress.submittable.com/submit



University of Akron Press poet Tyler Mills will be reading with Shaindel Beers, Allison Joseph, and Jee Leong Koh as part of the Wild and Precious Life series tonight (5/13). 🌺 Doors open at 7:00 pm EST, reading begins at 7:30. Details below! #poetrylives #poetrycommunity #readings

wildandpreciouslifeseries.wordpress.com Home 5/13 Bios Interviews Contact “Doors” open at 7pm (EST). All reading starts at 7:30pm (EST). Upcoming 5/13/20 Shaindel Beers, Allison Joseph, Jee Long Kah, & Tyler Mills Save th…


The Poem Shaped Like an Ear: A Conversation with Philip Metres - The Adroit Journal

University of Akron Press poet and 2020 Akron Poetry Prize judge Philip Metres is in conversation with Nanya Jhingran over at The Adroit Journal. "My hope is that poetry can help us remember what we have not yet known in the bones, that through it, we can listen to our ancestors enough to acknowledge them, but not so much to be overcome by them. I’ve written elsewhere that poetry is a dreamspace to wrestle the present and imagine past the past, into a future where all can belong."

What a powerful interview! #poetrylives

theadroitjournal.org Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (2020), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018), Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), and I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015). His work has garnered a Guggenheim, a L...


These are the best university press book designs of 2019.

Congratulations to University of Akron Press designer Amy Freels, recognized for her work with the cover of UNHISTORICAL by Brittany Cavallaro. 🤩 #poetrylives #uakronpress

lithub.com The Association of University Presses has announced its selections for the 2019 AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, now in its 55th year. The selected books will be displayed at the Associati…

The academic year may be winding down, but the University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize submission window is wide open. We'll be accepting manuscripts via Submittable through June 15th, and this year's final judge is Philip Metres. See the link below for full details. #poetrylives #uakronpress


The University of Akron Press Submission Manager

Submissions are now open for the 2020 University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition. The deadline is 6/15, and this year's final judge is Philip Metres. Full details on our Submittable page, below. Our books are gorgeous, inside and out! #poetrylives #uakronpress

theuniversityofakronpress.submittable.com The Akron Series in Poetry was founded to bring to the public writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Each year, The University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of his, her,...

The University of Akron Press #poetrylives

Annually we offer the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of the winning book. The final selection is made by a nationally prominent poet. All Akron Poetry Prize submissions are also considered for the Editor’s Choice selection, made by editor Mary Biddinger.

Want your business to be the top-listed Media Company in Akron?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.



About   Contact   Privacy   FAQ   Login C