Poetry blurbs: Strong meaningful words beget more in a beautiful cycle
We love publishing poetry. The collections themselves are stunning and show the work of months and years. The poets are brilliant and fascinating to work with. And then we get to read blurbs about their work, which is thrilling in yet another way. We will be sharing the blurbs for our three new poetry collections […]
Rights and the City
About the Book Cover Ruben, a font inspired by a civil rights march, is used on the cover of our book, Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice. “The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil rights march […]
We mourn and remember our author, Samuel LeBaron
We received notice from Samuel LeBaron’s family that he had died in late December: “Our beloved Sam has left his earthly body and is in free flight now.” The note continued, “We really appreciate that you worked so hard to make Sam’s dream come true while he was still alive.” The dream was to publish […]
“I refuse to believe that Canadian spelling is even a thing.”
After reviewing an earlier blog post, where we corrected his spelling of color to colour, Alex agreed to the change but left behind a comment in the Google Doc: “I refuse to believe that Canadian spelling is even a thing.” And thus, the gauntlet was thrown down. Doug: Apparently our friend, Alex, who spent a […]
At Last, We Open Our Doors Wide!
A guest post by Alex Ventimilla The Covid-19 pandemic postponed countless events around the world: weddings, graduations, vacations… For UAlberta Press, our collective efforts to minimize the spread of the virus meant we could not make full use of our beautiful new workspace–until now! And what better time to celebrate our new home than during […]
Our Holiday Sale is On!
It is that time of the year. There is snow on the ground, fairy lights glow in the cold dark, and our holiday sale has arrived! We are ready to put a copy of one of our fascinating titles in the hands of every book lover trying to keep warm out there. Welcome to the […]
University Press Week 2022: NextUP
Guest post by Elisia Snyder University presses rely on strong independent booksellers, and Edmonton is fortunate to have two hugely supportive and collegial bookstores: Audreys Books, the staunch matriarch, and Glass Bookshop, a relative newcomer. The strong book culture in our city is fostered by a remarkable writing community, locally-based publishers, excellent bookstores, and book […]
Events for We Have Never Lived On Earth
Kasia Van Schaik is travelling widely to celebrate the publication of her book of linked short stories: We Have Never Lived On Earth. Come out and share an evening with her! October 6: Montreal launch, Notre Dame Des Quilles, 6:30 pm – with T. Liem and Eliza Robertson. October 25: Montreal Reading and Q & A with Kasia […]