Category: Literature and Creative Writing

A Poem from “Auto/Body,” by Vickie Vértiz

From the greased-up engines of auto body shops to the innumerable points of light striking the dance floor of a queer nightclub, Auto/Body, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, connects the vulnerability of the narrating queer body to the language of auto mechanics to reveal their shared decadence. From odes to drag, to pushing […]

Notre Dame Press Presents Its Fall 2023 Catalog of Publications

The University of Notre Dame Press is excited to present our Fall 2023 catalog. This season’s titles engage a variety of topics, including theology, philosophy, medieval studies, American foreign policy, and creative writing. Some highlights and campus partnerships include: We hope you enjoy browsing through the catalog. You can pre-order these titles and read more […]

In Celebration of Poetry

For National Poetry Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to feature the exceptional collections of some of our most inspiring poets. Debut publications, award-winning volumes, and cherished Press classics are all included here. The Rivers Are Inside Our Homes handles themes of loss and exile, fable and fairy tale, marriage and hurt, […]

Vickie Vértiz Announces Book Tour for Award-Winning Poetry Collection “Auto/Body”

On March 22, 2023, Award-winning Mexican American poet, writer, and professor Vickie Vértiz began a book tour for her newest poetry collection Auto/Body, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. With seven events over the course of nine weeks, Vértiz will read with many local authors during her visits to independent bookstores and venues […]

Notre Dame Press Titles Named 2022 Foreword INDIES Finalists

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that on March 9, 2023, seven of our titles were selected as Finalists for the 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.  More than 2,500 entries in over 55 genres were submitted for consideration. The Finalists were determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are […]

A Celebration of Women in History

In honor of Women’s History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to spotlight some of our most important works written by or about influential women. Below you will find a wide collection of artists, academics, activists, and literary leaders, all showcasing the trailblazing spirit of the divine feminine.  Nannie Helen Burroughs: A […]

Notre Dame Book Symposium for “Incomprehensible Certainty” by Thomas Pfau

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 4:00pm EST, the Departments of English, German and Russian Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, together with the University of Notre Dame Press, will co-host a book symposium at McKenna Hall for Thomas Pfau’s new work, Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022). Pfau’s study of images and visual experience is a tour de force […]

A Celebration of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to share a collection of some of its most indispensable books in African American studies and African American Intellectual History to amplify Black voices. William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the […]

An Interview with Vickie Vértiz, Author of “Auto/Body”

Vickie Vértiz is an award-winning Mexican American poet, writer, and professor whose work has appeared in the New York Times magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her book Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut won the 2018 PEN America literary prize in poetry. A graduate of Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win an Advance Copy of “Auto/Body”

This February 2023, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Auto/Body by Vickie Vértiz. For a limited time, we are giving away SIGNED advance copies! Enter to win by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. This offer expires December 31st and is open to US residents only. Can’t wait to […]