This timely book discusses how we, as a culture, can move away from negativity and create civility at both the personal and community levels. Using the metaphor of a journey, Joy Marsella proposes a series of practical steps to work toward a greater civility. Although the end of the journey results in the common good, the steps along the way—identity, mindfulness, listening, empathy, and reasoning—are also valuable destinations.
In the President’s Home: Memories of the Akron Auburns is the latest title in our Ohio History and Culture series.
Norman P. Auburn (1905–2003), tenth president of The University of Akron (1951–1971), was a husband and father as well as UA’s most important leader in the second half of its 150 years. Mark Auburn remembers the private man behind the public figure during the years that they lived in the house on Mayfield Road.
The book is available in paperback for $24.95 online at our site.
We're thrilled to share the news that Akron Poetry Prize winning collection Doe by Aimée Baker has won the Eugene Paul Nassar Award.
In selecting Doe, judge Naomi Guttman wrote: My choice for the 2018 Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize is Aimée Baker’s Doe, published by The University of Akron Press. A terrible beauty is born in this book-length elegy for female victims of kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder; the presumed dead, the disappeared, and the unidentified. These last, for whom the book is named, remind us of women’s universal vulnerability as the hunted gender. In language both violent and tender, the book exhumes the cases of women from across the continent and the century, bearing witness to their spirits, prayers, and passions. Doe is a suite of gorgeously orchestrated poems that remind us not to turn away from the news. Instead, it commands us to resist injustice with the compassion that only art can bring to life. I wholly admire this haunting, stunning, and necessary book, and I endorse it with no reservations.
The University of Akron Press is excited to announce the latest book in its Series in Contemporary Poetics, Quo Anima: spirituality and innovation in contemporary women’s poetry, edited by Jennifer Phelps and Elizabeth Robinson.
Quo Anima is available in paperback for $29.95 online at The University of Akron Press.
The University of Akron Press is excited to announce that it has brought Caryl Pagel’s poetry collection Twice Told back into print with a new edition as part of the Akron Series in Poetry.