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Praise for A Sense of Tales Untold

Jan 23rd, 2023 | Filed as: News

The Journal of Inklings Studies offers praise for A Sense of Tales Untold: Exploring the Edges of Tolkien’s Literary Canvas by Peter Grybauskas.
“Grybauskas’s book manages to provide a fresh look at the subject matter, all the more valuable on account of his comprehensive studies of individual works. All in all, the volume is a must-have […]


2023 Ohioana Book Festival features KSU Press authors

Jan 20th, 2023 | Filed as: News

Don’t miss this year’s Ohioana Book Festival, April 22, 2023 at the  Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library. This year includes appearances by KSU Press authors Tom Batiuk, Former Ohio governor Richard F. Celeste, Guy L. Denny, John J. Grabowski, & Lauren R. Pacini.


“One of the finest works of comparative analysis that I’ve come across”—VII

Jan 10th, 2023 | Filed as: News

VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center calls Philip Irving Mitchell’s The Shared Witness of C.S. Lewis and Austin Farrer “One of the finest works of comparative analysis that I’ve come across.”
“Mitchell explains that his “goal is to give readers a larger sense of Lewis and Farrer’s intellectual worlds in hopes that their continued […]


KSU Press is a “Bookworms’s Delight”

Dec 12th, 2022 | Filed as: News

Kent State Today calls us a “Bookworm’s Delight” and highlights some of notable recent books. All titles are on sale now at 30% off. Use code: ENJOY30
“’We’ve had a stellar lineup of titles for 2022, including two books with KSU’s Wick Poetry Center: Dear Vaccine, which was featured on the PBS NewsHour and Sister Tongue, […]


Tom Batiuk to retire Funky Winkerbean comic strip at year’s end

Nov 28th, 2022 | Filed as: News

Congratulations to Tom Batiuk for providing 50 years of fun and laughter with Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft, and other strips you know and love.
The Northeast Ohio native Batiuk announced he will be retiring his long-running “Funky Winkerbean” comic strip at the conclusion of 2022. The 75-year-old made the news official with a post on his website, writing that […]


Akron Beacon Journal reviews former Ohio Gov. Dick Celeste’s new memoir In the Heart of it All

Nov 16th, 2022 | Filed as: News

The Akron Beacon Journal gives us “5 Takeaways” from former Governor Dick Celeste’s new memoir In the Heart of it All: An Unvarnished Account of My Life in Public Service.
“Celeste describes a number of guerilla campaign tactics he used to get his name before voters. They included having himself paged at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport […]


Book Review: The Brilliance of Charles Whittlesey Geologist, Surveyor, Military Engineer, Civil War Strategist

Nov 2nd, 2022 | Filed as: News

Smile Politely reviews The Brilliance of Charles Whittlesey: Geologist, Surveyor, Military Engineer, Civil War Strategist.
“Stanley Totten’s readable and fact-packed book from original sources is an excellent tribute to a man who previously has barely surfaced in the history of the Midwest, despite his enormous contributions to our area and nation.”
—Smile Politely
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So Much More than a Headache author Kathleen O’Shea speaks about her “long-term relationships with migraine” at Daily Remedy

Oct 18th, 2022 | Filed as: News

Kathleen O’Shea, author of So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature speaks Daily Remedy about her early experiences with migraine and how she discovered healing through literature.
“This was 1978; there were no headache specialists, no migraine support groups, no medications specifically designed to treat this disease. In fact, it wasn’t even known […]


Dear Vaccine to become staged theatrical production

Oct 18th, 2022 | Filed as: News

Dear Vaccine, the interactive Global Vaccine Poem launched by Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, will soon become a staged theatrical production.
The performance, titled What We Learned While Alone: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic, will have its opening night at 7 p.m. on […]


Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Tom Batiuk launches new website

Oct 14th, 2022 | Filed as: News

Our favorite cartoonist Tom Batiuk has launched a brand new website, Check it out!
“I’m also very excited to let you know that I recently launched a brand new website — which will take the place of This new website allows me to promote and discuss all my strips including Funky, Crankshaft, and […]


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