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Taking a page from poetry to understand the music

Taking a page from poetry to understand the music

April 18, 2022

Music theorist Matt BaileyShea explores the interrelationship between poetry, lyrics, and music in a new book.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 22, 2022

On the anniversary of the Walt Whitman’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looked back on the legacy of the poet’s work, examples of which are available in the University’s libraries.

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English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

February 28, 2022

Everything I Don’t Know, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer, takes top honors for poetry in translation.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Laura Ackerman Smoller named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

January 13, 2022

The Rochester historian also wins a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write her third book.

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National Endowment for the Arts grant supports Open Letter’s ‘International Voices’ project

National Endowment for the Arts grant supports Open Letter’s ‘International Voices’ project

January 11, 2022

Lauded for contributing to Rochester’s creative economy, the nonprofit literary translation press will publish five works of literature with the funding.

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Undergraduate finds room to explore business, computer science, and an American music icon

Undergraduate finds room to explore business, computer science, and an American music icon

December 16, 2021

Rochester’s flexible curriculum gives Jacob Rose ’24 a chance to research Leonard Bernstein.

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Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in <em>Excuse Me While I Disappear</em>

Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in Excuse Me While I Disappear

December 9, 2021

The acclaimed writer and University of Rochester English professor explores the theme of ‘lost stories.’

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Mortality informs creativity in poet James Longenbach’s latest collection

Mortality informs creativity in poet James Longenbach’s latest collection

December 2, 2021

Written in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis, Forever is the University of Rochester English professor’s sixth book of poetry.

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Open Letter novel wins National Book Award

Open Letter novel wins National Book Award

November 19, 2021

Winter in Sokcho is the first title from the University’s literary translation press to be awarded the prize.

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New imaging system captures text from barely open books

New imaging system captures text from barely open books

October 21, 2021

Rochester textual scientist Gregory Heyworth led the development of a digitization method for books with fragile binding.

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