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The New Measure Poetry Prize 2015

Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions, is pleased to announce the seventh annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2014. The window for the 2015 competition will open on 1 March 2015.

Game Studies

Series Editors
Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
Clemson University

The Game Studies Series publishes research that constitutes the mixed realities that emerge through play, rhetorical knowledge, game design, community, and code. Such research investigates artistic and literate forms traditionally, and this book series aims to augment these forms with examinations of electrate and literate play. Writing about play should, in other words, be grounded in playing with writing—not to mention game theorizing inside games. The distinction between play and reflection, as Stuart Moulthrop argues, is a false dichotomy. Cultural artifacts that are interactive, that move, that are situated in real time, call for inventive means of creating new traction in the field of game studies. The series publishes research that produces such traction through innovative processes that move game studies forward across its own limiting surfaces (surfaces that create static friction). The series exemplifies extreme points of contact where increased traction might occur.

Eric Pankey Featured on Poetry Daily

Eric Pankey, author of Dismantling the Angel, was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 24 August 2014. Congratulations, Eric!

Bump Halbritter and Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action Receive Distinguished Book Award


We're pleased to announce that Bump Halbritter's Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers (Parlor Press, 2012) is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award from Computers and Composition. Bump received the award at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted at Washington State University on 6 June 2014.

Coming Soon in 2015

  • Gullevic, Summoned
  • Lavazzi, Off the Page
  • Biaz, The Invention of Dying
  • Reiff, et al., Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context
  • Hanson, Haptic Visions: Rhetorics of the Digital Image, Information, and Nanotechnology
  • Rice, Florida
  • Dobrin, Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing
  • Wiederhold, Expel the Pretender: Rhetoric Renounced and the Politics of Style
  • Morey and Tinnell, Augmented Reality: Innovative Perspectives Across Art, Industry, and Academia
  • Veblen, The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts
  • Gilson, Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed

Rational Rhetoric wins Olson Award

Cover of Rational RhetoricDavid J. Tietge's Rational Rhetoric: The Role of Science in Popular Discourse has been named the winner of JAC's Gary A. Olson Award for most outstanding book in rhetorical and cultural theory. -- 26 May 2010.

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