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On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, First Lady MK Pritzker announced the selection of Angela Jackson as the next Poet Laureate for the State of Illinois. Jackson is the fifth Illinoisan to hold the title, an honorary position selected by a committee of experts and subsequently appointed by the

Sarah M. Pritchard, the Northwestern University Dean of Libraries and the Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian, has announced the appointment of Parneshia Jones as the new director of Northwestern University Press (NUP) effective September 21. “Since joining NUP in 2003,” says

Northwestern University Press’s Fall 2020 catalog has been announced! Click here or on the jacket on our homepage to peruse our fall books. Front list highlights include poetry collections from Slam Poetry founder Marc Kelly Smith, returning NU poet Ellen Hagan, and Guggenheim and NEA grant-