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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 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, so the time flew by.

As someone who was new to both Wake Forest and to WFU Press, I’ve had such a great time getting to know the campus culture. Every day I hear stories from my fellow interns about something that is so “Wake Forest,” and I’m proud to have been a small part of it. Here are a few things that I’ll take away from my experience here that are so “WFU Press”:

  • It’s a good idea to take a little time out of your day to watch YouTube videos of “shagging” (the dance) or smiling dogs. It helps spur creativity, I promise.
  • Food is the best way to gather people around the table.
  • Even in such a small space, it is so important to have a stapler and paper clips at EVERY station to ensure the happiness of all.
  • Just because you corrected it once doesn’t mean you won’t have to correct it again.
  • And most importantly, the future of publishing rests in the hands of students like the interns here at WFU Press. I have been so inspired by all of your wonderful ideas and enthusiasm!

Speaking of that, congratulations to some of our interns on their exciting internships: Alyssa Walter will be interning at Turner Sports Network, Caroline Halleman will be attending the summer NYU publishing program after she graduates in May, and Hannah Kay Hunt will be interning at People magazine. We are proud of all of you!

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