e-Duke Books

  • Read 2,000 e-books
    from Duke University Press

    Explore the new home of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection.

  • A Cornucopia of Food Studies

    Julia Child, Chilean wine, French bread, bananas, GM crops, dietary reform, the connection between food and work, and more.
  • Sign up for Subject Matters

    Subject Matters emails bring you discounts, new book announcements, and more.

  • Design Award Winners

    Congratulations to our book designers, who have more design awards in this year’s Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show than any other university press.

News from Duke University Press

April 23, 2015

Today’s poem of the week for National Poetry Month is by the literary and cultural critic Fred Moten, from his 2010 book B Jenkins. It is an elegy to his mother and an inquiry into language, music, performance, improvisation, and the black radical tradition.978-0-8223-4696-8

billie holiday

grain, you changed on the hill past
baker, grain of sand, ignored every
star, folded every grain seared

to any other voice once knew.
never any other voice once knew just
seared to darken lavender to night

of the old new ooh ooh and the old

new moon, wait a while, piercing
through, her seizure closes, after an

own aunt of mine, a triptych

before the break...

April 22, 2015

We’re pleased that the folks at Full Stop Magazine are letting us re-blog this great interview with Sherrie Tucker. 

978-0-8223-5757-5_prFor Sherrie Tucker, research is dancing. A leading academic in the Jazz Studies world, she is part of a cohort of scholars working on gender, embodiment, memory, social improvisation, and dis/ability in jazz. Rather than creating a new subfield of inquiry though, these priorities demand new ways of talking about older themes in jazz scholarship such as race, democracy, war, nationalism, and, in Tucker’s recent work, stem from thinking critically with dance. Her first book, Swing Shift (2000), lays out the forgotten history of the “all-girl” swing...

April 21, 2015

bookharvest_logo_centered.284150243_logoThis week Duke University Press kicks off our Book Harvest book drive!

Book Harvest is a Triangle nonprofit that collects children’s books and provides them to children in need. Since it kicked off in 2011, Book Harvest has given more than 265,957 donated books to low-income children throughout the Triangle.  We know from recent studies that the single biggest predictor of academic success is the presence of books in the home. Yet many children in the Triangle do not own a single book.

Together, we can help ALL our kids succeed in school and in life–simply by giving them books! Let’s each take some time to clear our cluttered shelves of books our kids have outgrown, so that we may give those books a second life with a child who needs them. We need books...

Duke University Press on Twitter

Duke University Press Journals