The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

"A fascinating book that takes us deep into Edith Sitwell's world of artifice, disguise, high camp, and verbal ingenuity. In these essays, Sitwell emerges as a central figure in an alternative avant-garde in early twentieth-century Britain."--Faye Hammill, author of Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History Establishing Edith Sitwell at the center of British modernism, this … Continue reading The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging … Continue reading Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

This Business of Words

"Readers of Sexton's poetry have been waiting more than twenty years for a collection of essays like this."--Dawn M. Skorczewski, author of An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton "An important collection of new critical views. Draws from a range of critics, as well as poets, to assess why Sexton's work remains … Continue reading This Business of Words

These Truly Are the Brave

“Powerfully connects the history of war and peace with the long black freedom struggle in the United States, illuminating as never before the relationship between war and citizenship in the African American experience.”—Timothy Patrick McCarthy, coeditor of The Radical Reader “A rich, provocative compilation that will stimulate important discussions on African Americans’ fraught relationship with … Continue reading These Truly Are the Brave

Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback

In celebration of Black History Month, Africa in Florida and other titles are discounted. Use code BHM15 to take advantage of the sale. Filled with vibrant images of African beadwork, posters, drums, clothing, maps, and Seminoles, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State offers readers a glimpse into the culture that has influenced not … Continue reading Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback

Origins of the Dream

Though long suspected by some, the link between Langston Hughes’s poetry and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches is conclusively revealed for the first time in Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, by Langston Hughes expert W. Jason Miller. We are excited to announce the publication of this book today. Are you in … Continue reading Origins of the Dream

How the Poetry of Langston Hughes Inspired Martin Luther King’s First Dream

About today’s guest writer: W. Jason Miller is professor of English at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture, a book that investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to explore its varying effects on survivors, victims, and accomplices. His newest … Continue reading How the Poetry of Langston Hughes Inspired Martin Luther King’s First Dream

Within the Walls and What Do I Love?

Within the Walls and What Do I Love? by H.D., edited by Annette Debo This volume presents two rare works by the modernist writer H.D.: Within the Walls, a collection of fourteen short stories, and What Do I Love?, a set of three long poems. Written during World War II in London, where H.D. chose … Continue reading Within the Walls and What Do I Love?