Category: Poetry

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2021

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2023 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing.  We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in seeing work […]

Celebrating Spring and Summer 2021 Award Nominations

Many UAlberta Press books have received a nod from various award committees in the last few months. Some are still in the adjudication process, so we are holding our breath! Congratulations to all of the authors on their achievements. Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories […]

Alan Brownoff’s Work Recognized by AU Presses Once Again

Heartiest congratulations to our designer Alan Brownoff, winner of two selections at the Association of University Presses 2021 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, an international design award. Alan is recognized in the Scholarly Typographic category for his work on the monumental Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of […]

Literary Cocktails 2021

Another fabulous Literary Cocktails event wrapped! Thank you to all who attended, to Nisha Patel for hosting, and especially to Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Aidan Chafe, and Micheline Maylor for their powerful readings from Deriving, Gospel Drunk, and The Bad Wife. It wouldn’t be a party without all the great people who support our authors and […]

Featured Reviews: 2020 Poetry Titles

Our 2020 poetry titles have received widespread praise. As we look ahead to Poetry Month in April and the launch of three more poetry collections, we celebrate Valerie Mason-John, Kat Cameron, E. Alex Pierce, and Angeline Schellenberg. I AM STILL YOUR NEGRO, Valerie Mason-John “I Am Still Your Negro takes no prisoners. With sheer brilliance, […]

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 […]