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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Wake: Up to Poetry

"The act of poetry is a rebel act."

Holiday Sale: 40% off

This year, we’re especially grateful for the world’s poets—their words reveal the nuances in life’s complexity and help us find meaning in uncertain times. In that spirit, we are once again running our annual holiday sale. We hope you’ll consider poetry a particularly appropriate gift this year, for others or for yourself.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received many messages and calls from folks who listened to Michael Longley’s extraordinary interview with Krista Tippett that aired at the beginning of November. As Tippett says, Longley’s poetry “invokes beauty and normalcy, reasserting the vitality of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hard and broken in life and society.” That message was particularly well-timed. Naturally, as at other troubled times in history, we look to our poets and artists to help us find that focus. Recent conversations with our readers have been more sincere and more human than usual, and we hope you’ll continue to reach out to us. Michael Longley’s words below have reminded us anew why we are grateful to do what we do.

“I think what art can do is to tune you up. And good art … is making people more human, making them more intelligent, making them more sensitive and emotionally pure than they might otherwise be.”

–Michael Longley, speaking with Krista Tippett for the On Being podcast

To take advantage of the sale, order through our website (or call us at 336-758-5448) now through Dec. 23, and receive 40% off all WFU Press books, broadsides, and t-shirts. Enter the code “Festive40” when you check out. Be sure to order by December 15 to guarantee the books reach your doorstep in time for Christmas.

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Categories: Arts and Culture, Irish Poetry, Michael Longley, News, On sale, Poetry, WFU Press

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