Category: Poetry

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2020

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2022 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Note: the submission period is only one month long this year and all submissions must […]

Poetry Month 2020 | From Coast to Coast

UAlberta Press is celebrating Poetry Month with four new collections of poetry, representing Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization in I Am Still Your Negro. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story […]

Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”

“[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]

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, […]