POLL: Which University of Minnesota Press trade catalog design season do you like best?

In honor of our recently published Spring 2011 Trade Catalog (you can download a copy here), we have elected to feature our 23 most recent covers from the past 11 seasons and give you a chance to tell us which designs you liked best. Each season has a theme, and each catalog cover features a … More POLL: Which University of Minnesota Press trade catalog design season do you like best?

How the Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome situation *really might have* gone down

If you’re like millions of Americans, you probably believe last week’s Metrodome collapse happened on account of “heavy snowfall” and “record temperatures,” “classic occurrences” in Minnesota in December. Bad weather.Midwest.Winter. How terribly original of us! Uff da. We really gotchu good. Here’s what really went down: We wanted to see the Minnesota Vikings’ 50th anniversary … More How the Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome situation *really might have* gone down

The Way of Kinship, part 2 of 2: The anthology’s early beginnings.

In translating and editing the works in The Way of Kinship: An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature (Minnesota 2010), Claude Clayton Smith worked closely with Alexander Vaschenko, another leading scholar in Siberian literature who is based in Moscow. In this second part of our features on this first anthology of Native Siberian literature in English, … More The Way of Kinship, part 2 of 2: The anthology’s early beginnings.

The Way of Kinship, part 1 of 2: Anthology triggers dialogue between Native American and Native Siberian literary traditions.

This month, the University of Minnesota Press publishes The Way of Kinship: An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature, the first anthology of Native Siberian literature in English. This stunning volume showcases a diverse body of work—prose fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction—that chronicles ancient Siberian cultures and traditions as well as a dynamic and current … More The Way of Kinship, part 1 of 2: Anthology triggers dialogue between Native American and Native Siberian literary traditions.

Read Minnesota holiday sale — order soon to receive your shipment by Dec. 24th.

From incredible surviving saunas to belching bogs and from adventures in journalism to adventures in Porch Sofa-ism, our Read Minnesota holiday book sale has a variety of great books to suit pretty much everyone on your shopping list. For a limited time, we are offering 30% off a wide selection of cookbooks, memoirs, travel guides, … More Read Minnesota holiday sale — order soon to receive your shipment by Dec. 24th.

Quadrant: Contemporary environmental ethics and former nuclear facilities

This post is published in connection with the University of Minnesota Press’s launch this week of an an online research archive (www.quadrant.umn.edu) and book series that stems from Quadrant, a new initiative to foster collaborative scholarship and revolutionize interdisciplinary publishing. This is Quadrant post 3 of 3; please see below for links to other posts. … More Quadrant: Contemporary environmental ethics and former nuclear facilities

Rediscovering António Botto, a major voice in modern gay poetry and twentieth-century letters

BY JOSIAH BLACKMOREProfessor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto ——- “Even reading (António Botto’s) poems a half century after they were written, one feels the flesh burn.”—Henri Cole ——- One early summer afternoon in the early ’90s, soon after arriving at the University of Toronto, I was perusing the astounding collection of … More Rediscovering António Botto, a major voice in modern gay poetry and twentieth-century letters