Trinity University Press

New Books by Stern and Merrill

Since relaunching in 2002, Trinity University Press has published books on a wide variety of subject matter, from ranch gates to Texas wines to the Spurs, thanks primarily to the untiring efforts of just-retired director Barbara Ras.

 But with landmark books such as A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape and Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, TU press has carved itself a bountiful niche filled with books on nature and writers writing about writing.

Two new books by venerated authors — poet Gerald Stern and essayist Christopher Merrill — are valuable additions to the rich library of one of the nation’s most productive and respected university presses.

Self-Portrait with Dogwood and Death Watch are two of the last books Ras nurtured before calling it a day in January, and their births represent an impressive swan song for the esteemed editor, publisher and poet. Read more.

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