Category: Poetry

Black History Month

University of Alberta Press published two new books in time for Black History Month. In An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. CBC named it one of the 40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in Spring […]

Alice Major’s Convocation Address

Alice Major received her honorary degree from the University of Alberta on November 20, 2019. Here is her convocation address: “Thank you, Chancellor and all the members of the University Senate, for this huge honour. I am grateful to you, and to the dear family and friends who could be here today, especially my husband, […]

Looking for Poetry Manuscripts: Submit Now

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and October 31 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2021 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing.  To submit a poetry manuscript, click here. Why do we have a […]

Literary Cocktails 2019

University of Alberta Press celebrated both poetry and our 50 years in publishing on April 25 with three remarkable readers: Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett (read by Astrid Blodgett) There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard by Jenna Butler Our Chief […]

Poetry Reading Season is Here!

“What’s that?”, you ask? Poetry Reading Season is when the University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts for consideration to be published in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Back in 2014, we started to streamline the submission process to make it more manageable to handle the increasing number of poetry manuscripts […]

Literary Cocktails 2018

April 26 was a great day as Spring finally arrived and we saw readers of poetry and short fiction filling the Winspear Room of the Faculty Club. The University of Alberta Press’s 14th Literary Cocktails saw more than 100 people in attendance—with standing room only at one point—to the delight of our readers, staff, MC, […]

Alice Major Launches "Welcome to the Anthropocene"

On March 1st we launched Welcome to the Anthropocene at the University of Alberta Conservatory with great success. More than 70 eager readers gathered to celebrate Alice Major’s 11th poetry collection; they were welcomed by Sharon Morsink, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science – Physics. Peter Midgley, Senior Editor at UAP said a few words about Alice […]

Featured Reviews of “Sleeping in Tall Grass”

“Sleeping in Tall Grass is an outstanding first poetry collection…. In the opening long poem, ‘Nowhere in Sight,’ Therrien uses the physical experience of walking across the prairie as a metaphor for poetry while a walking rhythm sparks spiritual insight…. Sleeping in Tall Grass is a wise book, erudite and philosophical at times but foremost […]