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Carnegie Mellon University Press was founded in 1975 by English Professor Jerry Costanzo, who runs the press with the help each year of five to seven student interns from his editing and publishing course. Two U.S. poet laureates and four Pulitzer Prize winners for poetry either started or spent some portion of their careers with the university press. In 1986, Carnegie Mellon published poet Rita Dove's "Thomas and Beulah," which was awarded the Pulitzer the following year. Numerous Carnegie Mellon students have launched publishing careers as a result of having worked for the press.

Since its inception, the press has published 500 books, and it currently publishes about 20 titles each year including poetry, short fiction and scholarly works authored by Carnegie Mellon faculty. In 1989, the press inaugurated the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Classics Series, reprinting the works of poets whose books originally had been published elsewhere. The press also publishes the Series in Short Fiction and the Poets in Prose series. The latter includes books written about poetry or poets' memoirs.

The H&SS News featured the Press in its Spring 2005 edition. View the PDF

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