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Wake Up to Poetry blog going on hiatus

Wake Up to Poetry blog going on hiatus

You may have noticed that we’ve slowed down our posts on this blog. That’s because, we’re happy to announce, we’ve been busy working on updates to our website and blog! We’re briefly putting this blog to sleep for the summer, in hopes that our new and improved website and blog will be up and running…

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It’s No Joke! April 1st Kicks Off National Poetry Month

April marks the beginning of National Poetry Month! While poetry can and should be celebrated all year round, this is the “official” month to celebrate poetry in all of its various forms. Literary geeks around the country will soon participate in another annual National Poetry Month, which was first founded in 1996 by the Academy of American…

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Revealing Ciaran Carson’s From Elsewhere Cover

This April, we’ll be releasing the North American edition of Ciaran Carson’s From Elsewhere and we are pleased to reveal the cover design. In From Elsewhere, Carson translates poems by the French poet Jean Follain and includes his own riffs inspired by these poems. The book’s cover points to Carson’s interest in translation and reflection, with the water…

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It’s Festival Season: A Celebration of Irish Arts and Culture

It’s Festival Season: A Celebration of Irish Arts and Culture

As we slowly transition into autumn here in the United States, so too does Ireland undergo a seasonal transition — “festival season” that is. Fall in Ireland marks the commencement of a string of events celebrating all things related to Irish art and culture. From the 16-day-long Tiger Dublin Fringe festival currently transforming the city into a mecca for…

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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

The temperature is high, the pollen is present, and graduation is just around the corner. However, with the arrival of springtime blossoms comes the departure of most of our staff. Interns Nicole, Maura, Amanda, Julie and Mike are all graduating, and Candide is retiring from Assistant Director. And while I feel inclined to use the…

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“Bigger isn’t always better: Confessions from Wake Forest University Press interns on working at a small university press”

Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. Despite the lofty designation, it is among the smallest university presses in America. WFUP publishes an average of 4-6 titles each year, all from native Irish poets. It employs two full time staff members, in addition to a half dozen or…

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The Question of E-Publishing

The Question of E-Publishing

Over the past few weeks, our press has been researching new and (for us) largely unexplored markets. Like many publishers, we want to jump into the e-book game and start selling our content on numerous market places for nearly all devices. We do sell a few books in .pdf form via our Wake Forest University…

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The end of the semester is near!

Next week, we hope to get all the interns together to have lunch to celebrate a year’s worth of hard work. It’s difficult to believe that the end of the semester is already upon us! We all have had our noses buried in the manuscript for our upcoming Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry,…

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Back to reality…

Back to reality…

After a week gallivanting around the gorgeous Caribbean on a 7 day cruise(with another Wake Forest Press intern!), spring break is over. Though I was entertaining fantasies of permanently living in such a beautiful place, yesterday I reluctantly returned to Winston-Salem. Though leaving blue waters and constant sunshine had much influence on my lack of enthusiasm to return to…

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Today, Wake Forest is not the happiest of places. The weather is cold and rainy, without even a glimpse of sunshine, and with spring break about a week away, professors are trying to fight the apathy that students experience when a break is around the corner. This means one thing: midterms. It’s times like these…

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Diving into the realm of graphic design

Diving into the realm of graphic design

Here at the press, we send out a seasonal newsletter to all of our faithful supporters. As spring is quickly approaching, a few interns and myself have shifted gears from the constant task of proofreading manuscripts for the upcoming anthology to preparing graphics and content for the Spring 2011 Newsletter. Though I am efficient with…

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New faces at the Press!

Here at the press, we are so excited to have two new members in our intern corner! Though our little nook in Tribble isn’t exactly high on space, we love having new people and will never turn away enthusiastic workers! So here is an introduction to the newest members of our Irish poetry loving world:…

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What we are working on

Taylor Ryan is currently proofreading Vona Groarke for the second edition of the Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry. Amanda Rousseau is adding fadas to Nuala Ní Dhomhaill’s poetry for the upcoming women’s anthology. 

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Press Interns!

Press Interns!

Back row L to R: Caroline Hallemann, Taylor Ryan, Maura Connolly Front row L to R: Amanda Rousseah, Alyssa Walter Not Pictured: Drew Theis  We’re rushing around the office today trying to finish this fall’s newsletter (click here to sign up!) and unload a shipment of books, but I wanted to write a quick post showcasing our…

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Welcome Back to WFU Press!

It’s fall at the Forest, which means a new group of students has taken residence in the press’ cozy intern corner. This year’s class includes a mix of familiar faces: Alyssa Walter, Drew Theis and Taylor Ryan, and newcomers: Amanda Rousseau, Maura Connolly and Caroline Hallemann. As always, our office in the bomb-shelter basement of…

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The Last Day at the Press

It is the seniors’ last day of class, and subsequent last day at the Press. And I’m going abroad last year, so it’s my pseudo-last day at the Press. Candide cornered me the second I walked into the Press, and told me to close my eyes. Against my better judgment, I acquiesced. She told me…

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Welcome to the Corner!

Welcome to the Corner!

This is the WFU Press from a different perspective — that of the interns. Each week, we’ll be posting what we’re up to here in the Tribble basement. And we really do occupy a corner in the Press office — round-table style. This week . . . well duh I’m doing the blog. And we’ll…

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