Milkweed Editions, in partnership with Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce that Grady Chambers is the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. For his manuscript, North American Stadiums, chosen by acclaimed poet and judge Henri Cole, Chambers will receive $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions in June 2018.
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Exactly two years ago today, Amy and Dave Freeman were journaling at “home” in their tent, camped in the middle of the Boundary Waters. Now they're the author of a beautiful, important book and are fighting hard to protect and preserve the land.
First published in 1993, Transforming a Rape Culture is a groundbreaking anthology about sexual violence, America's rape culture, and what can be done to dismantle it. A powerful polemic for fundamental cultural change, writers including Louise Erdrich, bell hooks, and Gloria Steinem call for the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality.
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Three decades ago, Milkweed had a very different look and feel. Check out these catalogs from 1988 to 1990!
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We are thrilled to share that Parneshia Jones—author of the collection of poems Vessel, published in 2015 by Milkweed Editions—has been appointed the next president of Cave Canem's board of directors. Cave Canem was founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape. The nonprofit's extensive programming and publications have greatly impacted the American literary landscape, and include three book prizes delivered in partnership with five prestigious presses, fellowships, community-based workshops for emerging and established poets, and a vast range of events, seminars, and lectures.
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This month, Celia examines three works of fiction addressing the body horror of pregnancy and childbirth.
Editors / Events
From the Milkweed Archive at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives, here are the first three invitations to the Book Lovers Ball from 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just one more week until Milkweed’s 2017 Book Lovers Ball!
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We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a second collection of poems by the late Max Ritvo, the celebrated author of Four Reincarnations, which the New York Times Book Review called “good-humored, appealingly sly, and surprisingly whimsical.”
When Milkweed Editions invited my thoughts on cover design for Virgin, I sent them a Pinterest page with visual influences: Victorian pharmaceutical advertisements, turn of the century women’s magazine covers, art nouveau color palettes, autochromes, and vintage illustrations of flora and fauna (mostly cacti)—all motifs of highly polarized femininity that I was trying to capture and reconsider.