University of Arkansas Press Publishes Three New Poetry Books
Offerings include winner, finalists of Miller Williams Poetry PrizeWednesday, January 30, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Press has published The Law of Falling Bodies by Elton Glaser, winner of the 2013 $5,000 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. The 2013 finalists, also recently published, were Praise Nothing, by Joshua Robbins; and Chord Box, by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
The Law of Falling Bodies, which poet David Young called “rousing, heartbreaking, and unforgettable,” delves into the loss of a loved one and the changes that come with age. Glaser, the author of several books including Here and Hereafter through the University of Arkansas Press, was Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Akron for many years.
Praise Nothing, by Joshua Robbins, explores an elusive faith in suburban middle-class America. Poet Garrett Hongo calls Robbins’ first book, “a supple poetry of moral reflection and social responsibility.” Robbins is a lecturer in English at the University of Tennessee.
Chord Box, by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, is also a debut collection. Rogers envisions a world where each place is best known by its sound, and her poems often have music as their subject. Poet David Young called Chord Box a “truly remarkable first collection.” Rogers is an inaugural fellow at The Kenyon Review.
The University of Arkansas Press has been publishing poetry ever since Miller Williams became the press’s first director 30 years ago. In 2007, a benefit concert by his daughter, Lucinda Williams, made the endowment of a $5,000 annual award possible. Submissions for the poetry prize are accepted annually in September and October.
The University of Arkansas Press is the book-publishing division of the University of Arkansas. It publishes approximately 20 titles per year. The press is charged by the trustees of the university with the publication of books in service to the academic community and for the enrichment of the broader culture.
Melissa King, director of sales and marketing
University of Arkansas Press
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