Choice Outstanding Academic Titles 2012

How Did Poetry Survive?The University of Illinois Press was honored with five books chosen as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012. They are:

“The Useless Mouths” and Other Literary Writings, by Simone de Beauvoir and edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann

Making Sense of American Liberalism, edited by Jonathan Bell and Timothy Stanley

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship, by Yvonne Daniel

The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture, by Jared Gardner

How Did Poetry Survive? The Making of Modern American Verse, by John Timberman Newcomb

Comprising just over 9 percent of the titles reviewed by CHOICE during the past year, and less than 3 percent of the more than 25,000 titles submitted to CHOICE during this same period, Outstanding Academic Titles are truly the “best of the best.” Congratulations to our authors, editors, and to everyone who worked on these titles!