Category: Literary Studies

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

TODAY Frank O’ Hara [1950] Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas! You really are beautiful! Pearls, harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all the stuff they’ve always talked about still makes a poem a… READ MORE

Ask Your Burning Questions About Brooklyn Poetry

@The New York Times: This week, Michael Tyrell, co-editor of “Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn” (NYU Press, 2007), will be answering readers’ questions about the history of Brooklyn’s literary landscape,… READ MORE

Tales for Little Rebels on Book TV

Editors Philip Nel and Julia Mickenberg talk about their collection of Radical Children’s Literature at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC – and luckily C-SPAN was there to tape it.

Podcasts For Your Weekend!

Tales for Little Rebels on Against the Grain Wouldn’t it be nice if people learned as children about nonviolence, about rejecting bigotry and war, about social justice? Tales for Little… READ MORE

Children of the Left, Unite!

A fabulous essay on Tales for Little Rebels that appeared in the New York Times this Sunday deserves its own blog post. Caleb Crain writes: Financial behemoths have been nationalized…. READ MORE

Walt Whitman Wishes You a Happy Christmas!

For those of you with access to various university databases, you can now check out our complete archive of Whitman’s writings as an ACLS Humanities E-Book. Thanks, Walt! (Or if… READ MORE

A Party Fit for Little Rebels

NYU Press and the Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archives hosted a fabulous party for the editors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. Besides the… READ MORE

Everybody Loves Wendy

A very nice story about one of our favorite NYU Press authors, Wendy Chapkis (Dying to Get High, 2008). I worked selling subscriptions at the San Francisco Symphony. My arts… READ MORE