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On May 4th 2017 Northwestern University Press presented Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith came together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University

Jill Petty has joined Northwestern University Press as acquisitions editor, expanding the Press’s acquisitions team to three full-time editors. Petty will manage the Press’s celebrated TriQuarterly imprint and Curbstone Books as well as literature in translation, plays, and the Press

Forest Primeval: Poems, by Vievee Francis, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, was named the winner of the prestigious 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Francis will accept the award in a ceremony on April 20 in Los Angeles. It comes with a purse of $100,000, one of the