Acquisition Announcement: MAKING A KINGDOM OF IT by Lance Larsen

In his sixth poetry collection, Lance Larsen reminds us we are all travelers, bedraggled and tired but curious. Whether by train or on foot, whether exploring London or a suburban backyard or a childhood memory involving cuckoo clocks, the poet revels not in ticking off a successful arrival but in the jostlings of the journey.… Continue reading Acquisition Announcement: MAKING A KINGDOM OF IT by Lance Larsen

Acquisition Announcement: Heavy Metal Nursing by Scott Frey

We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Scott Frey’s Heavy Metal Nursing, the winner of the 2023 Tampa Review Poetry Prize. Heavy Metal Nursing tells a story of love which, like all love stories, is a story of loss. It is not a sentimental love but a “heavy-metal” one, kneeling arm-to-arm beside parents… Continue reading Acquisition Announcement: Heavy Metal Nursing by Scott Frey

University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Sarah Maclay

By: Daleyna Abril Sarah Maclay is the recipient of the 2003 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems, Whore (University of Tampa, 2004). She has also published two additional collections with the University of Tampa Press: The White Bride (2008) and Music for the Black Room (2011). Her newest collection, Nightfall Marginalia,… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Sarah Maclay

Forthcoming June 2023: Fool in a Blue House by Katherine Gaffney

Available for preorder now! Reviews “Katherine Gaffney’s Fool in a Blue House swings with honesty between the ideal life imagined in a model kitchen and the more true place where we find ourselves. Dwelling in the space where these two worlds intersect, Gaffney’s poems masterfully capture “a life / of waiting and counting” though they ultimately arrive at… Continue reading Forthcoming June 2023: Fool in a Blue House by Katherine Gaffney

April 2023 News

New Release Alert! The Inextinguishable, Poems by Michael Lavers “The Inextinguishable is a book of the biggest, oldest, questions: Why are we here? What are we for? What is enough? To make the old resonate in a way that is bruising, clarifying, stunning—this is poetry’s greatest task. And Michael Lavers seems made for it, writing poems that… Continue reading April 2023 News

University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Katherine Gaffney

By: Daleyna Abril Katherine Gaffney is the recipient of the 2022 Tampa Review Prize for her collection of poems, Fool in a Blue House, forthcoming in 2023. The following interview was conducted via email. DALEYNA ABRIL: The Tampa Review judges described Fool in a Blue House as “much a collection of poems as it is a process of intimate discovery—intimacy in relation… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Katherine Gaffney

Forthcoming April 2023: The Inextinguishable, poems by Michael Lavers

“I’d have thought these the lost poems of Alyosha Karamazov, come to light when so much poetry seems to have been written by Ivan. The relentless lovingness of Michael Lavers’ poems at first tempted me to draw back, as an implicit judgement on whatever in me is unloving or petty or merely clever. But I couldn’t… Continue reading Forthcoming April 2023: The Inextinguishable, poems by Michael Lavers

University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Michael Lavers

By: Daleyna Abril Michael Lavers is the recipient of the 2018 Tampa Review Prize for his collection of poems, After Earth. His upcoming collection, The Inextinguishable, will be published by the University of Tampa Press in 2023. The following interview was conducted via email. Daleyna Abril: Can you share a little bit about your forthcoming collection, The Inextinguishable? Michael Lavers: I’m no… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Michael Lavers