Meet the Press

The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. The University Press is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.


Getting Off at Elysian Fields by John Pope

BLANCHE DU BOIS: They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!  — from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, 1947                                                                      As a popular bumper sticker indisputably declares, “New Orleans—We Put the Fun in Funeral.” Truly, no other

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