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Wake Forest
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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Wake: Up to Poetry

"The act of poetry is a rebel act."


The WFU Press Holiday Sale & Gift-Giving Guide

The WFU Press Holiday Sale is back! Use coupon code WFUPHOLIDAY at checkout and receive 40% off our entire catalog (forthcoming books excluded). The sale runs through Christmas, but order by Dec. 16th to ensure your gift arrives in time. Can’t decide what to get your friends and family for the holidays? We know gift-giving…

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Ciaran Carson, 1948–2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our most esteemed poets, Ciaran Carson. Ciaran had been with us from the beginning, and we will miss him. Our hearts go out to his wife and children, Deirdre, Manus, Gerard, and Mary.

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Publication Day for FROM THERE TO HERE

Starting with his 1976 publication of THE NEW ESTATE and finishing with the call-and-response translation work in FROM ELSEWHERE (2014), Carson guides us through his imaginative landscape in a new selection that includes poems from thirteen volumes written over nearly forty years. 

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Welcome WFU Press Interns!

The fall semester at Wake Forest is in full swing, a time of year we welcome heartily because it means we benefit from the new energy of our student interns as they begin their work with us. We have two returnees from last year and three new interns, all of whom have the gumption and…

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