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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

About Us

Established in 1975 by Professor Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the university administration, Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America.

Although small among university presses in the United States, we are the major publisher of Irish poetry in North America. Noted scholar Helen Vendler of Harvard University commented: “Through the Wake Forest University Press, Ireland comes to America.” We publish 4 to 6 titles a year, all from poets hailing from Ireland.

We frequently act as booking agent for our authors, and we arrange reading tours for them throughout North America. Should you be interested in a WFU Press poet visiting your institution or city, please contact us.

At Wake Forest University Press, we give customers the special attention that only a small, independent publisher can provide. We have no sales reps out “in the field,” we have no vast acres of anonymous titles. We do have a friendly staff who are very familiar with our books and authors, and who are eager to help you with your order, whether you’re a wholesaler, a retailer, or an individual.

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