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University of Michigan Press and Michigan Publishing


Ann Arbor, MI (remote work)


Elizabeth Demers, Editorial Director, University of Michigan Press

Description of Project Role and Responsibilities

One of the oldest continuing series published by the University of Michigan Press is Poets on Poetry. Each volume brings together essays on the art of writing poetry from hundreds of living and recently deceased poets. Together, they constitute one of the foremost celebrations of the art of poetry in existence.

Many of the Poets on Poetry volumes are now out of of print and most are not available electronically. During this project, the intern will work with the Editorial Director of the press to scope and create an online collection of Poets on Poetry and help relaunch the series with a focus on performance and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The project will involve all aspects of academic publishing; editorial, rights and permissions, production, and marketing. While the entire collection will take more than a summer to create, the intern will take a key role in scoping with the hope that external support can be gained for conversion and production work.

Time Commitment and Stipend

Start Date: on or after May 4, 2021
End date: on or before August 20, 2021
Hours or days per week: three days per week (flexible)
Duration: 8 to 12 weeks (flexible)
Stipend: $3,360 to $5,040

About the Organization

University of Michigan Press is the publishing arm of the university, established in 1930. The press publishes around 100 academic books a year in the humanities and social sciences. It has been a member of the Association of University Presses since 1937 and is especially well-known in the fields of American studies, performing arts, political science, classical studies, and Asian studies.


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