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In Memoriam: Bernard Pearce

We remember the brilliant Bernard Pearce. May he rest in power.

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UNO Press at the Author Awards

In celebration of literary talent

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When Poetry Comes to Life

Honoring three I AM NEW ORLEANS poets, along with the inciting work of Marcus B. Christian, to kick off National Poetry Month

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MELUS 2022: On Dipping a Toe Back in the Big, Bad World

You’d expect planning an academic conference to be a lot of work. Four years of work, however? Less likely.

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Yalda: My New Favorite Holiday

2700 YEARS YOUNG

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Channeling

By Chelsey Shannon, editor After months of staying away from UNO’s campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I recently had the opportunity to do an on-campus shoot for the Press’s upcoming virtual event, “What Langston Did.” We engaged videographer Weenta Girmay to capture an in-person (outdoor, socially distanced) interview between myself and Kalamu ya Salaam.  […]

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

“The old folks used to say, when you enter a room, speak to the people who are already there…” – Kalamu ya Salaam, Cosmic Deputy: Poetry & Context, 1968-2019 By Chelsey Shannon, editor Whenever his name comes up, Kalamu ya Salaam regularly claims Langston Hughes as his patron saint of writing. From a young age, […]

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South to Northwest

UNO Press at PEN Oakland 2019 By Chelsey Shannon, editor Many attending the “Blue Collar PEN” ceremony back in December expressed surprise at my coming all the way from New Orleans to collect Kalamu ya Salaam’s award—as if the Bay Area was a cozy hamlet my cosmopolitan self had only deigned to visit. But in […]