University of Akron Press

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University of Akron Press
Parent company University of Akron
Founded 1988
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Akron, Ohio
Publication types Books
Official website

The University of Akron Press is a non-profit university press that is a part of the University of Akron. Founded in 1988, the Press is currently directed by Thomas Bacher and is a member of Association of American University Presses.

The University of Akron Press publishes scholarly, academic, regional and literary titles in several series, including: Ohio History and culture; Akron Series in Poetry; Ohio Politics; Law, Politics, & Society; International History; and Technology & Environment.

The Press also publishes the works of psychologist Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984) under the imprint Principia Press.

Each year, the Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning manuscript is published in the Akron Series in Poetry. The current Series Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry is Mary Biddinger.

The University of Akron "shuttered" the press on July 28, 2015, as part of budget cuts.[1]


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