New releases . . .

  Within and Without the University  Cover of Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017  Rhetorics Change - Rhetoric’s Change  Cover of Identity and Collaboration in World of Warcraft  Cover of At Your Feet  Cover of The Japanese Cook

Announcing the 2018 Free Verse Editions

Series Editor: Jon Thompson
Series Page: http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse/index.html

Elizabeth Jacobson Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air  [New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch]

Elizabeth Jacobson's Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air is a collection of poems wealthy with the speaker's intimacy with nature, and with the philosophical and spiritual insights that emerge from a deep practice of close observation. In a manner that is wonderfully relaxed and conversational, Jacobson's poems enter into the most venerable and perennial of our human questions, like, 'Why is human consciousness confused and forgetful?' 'What is the distance between nature and ourselves?' 'Why is solitude so rich?'  Jacobson's subject matter, ingenuity, and style invite comparison to the work of some of our most luminous poetic contemporaries, like Linda Gregg and Jane Hirschfield. Passionate, lucid and meticulous, this collection of poems represents the emergence of a remarkable poet.

The New Measure Poetry Prize 2018

Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions, is pleased to announce the ninth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2018. The window for the 2018 competition will open on 1 March 2018.

Congratulations to Asao Inoue!

Asao Inoue's book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future has now won the CCCC Outstanding Book Award (March, 2017) and the Council of Writing Program Administrators' Best Book Award (July, 2017). Inoue's book was co-published by the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press in 2015.

Asao Inoue accepts the Outstanding Book Award at CCCC in
Portland, Oregon in March 2017.


Asao Inoue accepts the Outstanding Book Award at the the Writing Program Administrors Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, in July 2017.

Working and Writing for Change

An Imprint Series of Parlor Press

Series Editors
Steve Parks, Syracuse University
Jess Pauszek, Syracuse University

The Writing and Working for Change series began during the 100th anniversary celebrations of NCTE. It was designed to recognize the collective work of teachers of English, Writing, Composition, and Rhetoric to work within and across diverse identities to ensure the field recognize and respect language, educational, political, and social rights of all students, teachers, and community members. While initially solely focused on the work of NCTE/CCCC Special Interest Groups and Caucuses, the series now includes texts written by individuals in partnership with other communities struggling for social recognition and justice.

Carolyn Guinzio Featured on Poetry Daily

Carolyn Guinzio, author of Spine (2016) and Quarry (2008), was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 20 March 2016. Congratulations, Carolyn!

Announcing the 2016-2017 Free Verse Editions

Series Editor: Jon Thompson
Series Page: http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse/index.html

Ana Cristina César, At Your Feet, edited by Brenda Hillman and Katrina Dodson. Translated by Brenda Hillman, Helen Hillman, Sebastião Edson Macedo, and Katrina Dodson
Ana Cristina César (1952-1983) has posthumously become one of Brazil’s best known avant-garde poets. After her suicide in 1983, her innovative, mythic, and dreamlike poetry has greatly influenced subsequent generations of writers. At Your Feet was originally published as a poetic sequence and later became part of a longer hybrid work— sometimes prose, sometimes verse—documenting the life and mind of a forcefully active literary woman. César, who also worked internationally as a journalist and translator, often found inspiration in the writings of other poets, among them Emily Dickinson, Armando Freitas Filho, and Gertrude Stein. Her innovative writing has been featured in Green Integer's Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain—20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (2000). Poet Brenda Hillman and her mother Helen Hillman (a native speaker of Portuguese) worked with Brazilian poet Sebastião Edson Macedo and translator/editor Katrina Dodson to render as faithfully as possible the intricately layered poems of this legendary writer.

Parlor Press Book Receives Award from CWPA

For immediate release . . .

The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later, edited by Nicholas N. Behm, Gregory R. Glau, Deborah H. Holdstein, Duane Roen, and Edward M. White, received the Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators at its annual conference on July 17, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. The annual award honors the book that addresses issues of long-term interest to WPAs, makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of writing program administration, and serves as a strong representative of the best work in the field. This year's award recognized books published in 2013. In making its announcement, the award committee had this to say:

The WPA Outcomes Statement is a living document, and this edited collection reflects how the Outcomes Statement is adapted in different environments in response to different challenges. This edited collection explores several ways in which the WPA Outcomes have been used to develop curriculum and enact change at many levels. Because of the breadth and depth of the contributions, this book will be a useful resource for years to come. It's not only a retrospective, but a forward-looking work that provides ideas for institutions at all levels.

Electracy and Transmedia Studies

Series Editors
Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
Clemson University

The Electracy and Transmedia Studies Series publishes research that examines the mixed realities that emerge through electracy, play, rhetorical knowledge, game design, community, code, and transmedia artifacts. This book series aims to augment traditional artistic and literate forms with examinations of electrate and literate play in the age of transmedia. Writing about play should, in other words, be grounded in playing with writing. The distinction between play and reflection, as Stuart Moulthrop argues, is a false dichotomy. Cultural transmedia artifacts that are interactive, that move, that are situated in real time, call for inventive/electrate means of creating new scholarly traction in transdisciplinary fields. The series publishes research that produces such traction through innovative processes that move research forward across its own limiting surfaces (surfaces that create static friction). The series exemplifies extreme points of contact where increased electrate traction might occur. The series also aims to broaden how scholarly treatments of electracy and transmedia can include both academic and general audiences in an effort to create points of contact between a wide range of readers. The Electracy and Transmedia Series follows what Gregory Ulmer calls an image logic based upon a wide scope—“an aesthetic embodiment of one’s attunement with the world."

Eric Pankey Featured on Poetry Daily

Eric Pankey, author of Dismantling the Angel, was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 24 August 2014. Congratulations, Eric!

Bump Halbritter and Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action Receive Distinguished Book Award


We're pleased to announce that Bump Halbritter's Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers (Parlor Press, 2012) is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award from Computers and Composition. Bump received the award at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted at Washington State University on 6 June 2014.

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