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The University of Akron Press | Poem for December 2017

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“Instructions for Going Unnoticed” by Jennifer Moore   12/14/17 The poem “Instructions for Going Unnoticed” appears in the poetry collection The Veronica Maneuver by Jennifer Moore, pub­lished by The Uni­ver­sity of Akron Press. Visit uakron.edu/​ua­press to o... More »

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Main Library Speaker Series: Malu Halasa

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A Jordanian Filipino Journalist Traverses Family Ties by Claude Christensen 11/06/2017 A small, predominantly Christian town in Jordan grapples with an overwhelming influx of Muslim refugees and tourists. This town is home to a large family who wrestles with t... More »

Akron native, Kate Birdsall, takes readers to The Flats

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A chat with the author and review of the novel, The Flats by Devon Anderson 11/06/2017 In her debut novel, “The Flats,” Akron native Kate Birdsall takes readers to the gritty streets of The Flats in Cleveland where the body of a murdered child is found in grue... More »

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The University of Akron Press | Poem for November 2017

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“A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” by Matthew Guenette 10/30/2017 The poem “A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” appears in the poetry collection Vasectomania  by Matthew Guenette, published by The University of Akron Press September 2017. Visit uakron.edu/uapr... More »

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A Spooky Book Signing

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Jean Trawick to sign copies of Spooklin this Saturday At The Learned Owl by Sierra Allen 10/24/2017 As a college student in 1956, Jean Trawick completed an assignment for her Children’s Literature class at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Now, 61 years l... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight: Lisa Langford

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Theatre That Exceeds Gender by Claude Christensen 10/17/2017 A woman with the ability to generate new body parts quickly becomes pregnant, without intercourse. Another laments having a second heart instead of a uterus. A transgender man is given unused male re... More »

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UA Press Book Shortlisted for National Book Award

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by Grant Morgan Two years ago, the University of Akron Press was without a staff after almost being shut down. Now its name appears on the top-5 list for one of the nation’s biggest literary prizes. The Book of Endings by Towson University professor Leslie Har... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight | Bill Soldan

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Dark Stories with Grit by Claude Christensen Two boys loot the still-warm corpses of two unlucky private airplane pilots. A recovering alcoholic struggles with making the right choice, over and over. A story about a disturbed addict with a penchant for self-mu... More »

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7 Questions with James Renner

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The local author’s first novel is getting a timeslot on Fox. by Megan Combs When you’re James Renner and something is meant to be, there are clear signs (trust me). That’s how he ended up in the Fox Mulder Room at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. The local author i... More »