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WFU Press T-Shirts

WFU Press T-Shirts

Wear your support for poetry! These are high quality WFU Press tshirts featuring a quote by Michael Hartnett: “The act of poetry is a rebel act.” Ringspun cotton, preshrunk, soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric; double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem, 1″ ribbed collar with double-needle topstitched neckline. Shirts come in two colors—Hemp (dusky green) or Willow (blue-green)—and four adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and…

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It’s hot outside—get yourself a T-shirt

It’s hot outside—get yourself a T-shirt

Oh, how we miss our interns! At least we have our tshirts for company. . . The weather’s warming up, and our interns have all left for the summer. Heading into the dog days, the Press gets more and more deserted and we find that we have to enjoy whatever company we can find. Wherever you find yourself this summer, a WFU Press T-shirt makes an excellent travel companion. They come in four sizes—small, medium, large, and extra large—and…

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

the effect was not short term: the review came out at the end of August, and at the end of October, we were still shipping the title out. This experience showed me a whole new side of working at a small press. We loved the attention, but at times struggled to keep up with the demand. More orders meant more work, and with our small staff and tight quarters we all had to step up our game to ensure our customers remained satisfied. The impact of a…

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“Wouldn't trade it for gold”: Music and the Irish spirit in Broadway’s Once

A few weeks ago, the first US touring production of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical Once gave a weekend of performances at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre. The show is based on the 2006 Oscar award-winning film of the same name, with music by Markéta Irglová and Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard. It tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Irish busker and a young Czech immigrant—identified only as Guy and Girl—who meet by chance in Dublin. In…

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Another Sign of Spring

Another Sign of Spring

Today is April first. This means it is the first day of National Poetry Month, and April Fool’s Day. It also means that today is Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox. How do the Red Sox relate to Irish poetry? Well for one thing, there are currently two Red Sox fans in the Irish poetry Press office. And since Candide and I are the only ones working today, I can accurately say that everyone working for the WFU Press today is a Sox fan….

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Holiday Sale: 40% off

…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…

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