* 2024 Perugia Press Prize Opens in One Month *
Our contest opens for submissions on August 1! 

Publication of the winning manuscript comes with
$2,000*, author copies, and other support from the press.

We're pleased to continue a fee structure for our contest that 
gives poets options on how they submit their work and makes 
the contest more accessible to all. Read more on our blog.
* Note that our honorarium has increased beginning with 
this submission cycle, due to the generous support 
of a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.

We look forward to reading your work!

2022 Annual Report

The Perugia Press Board has created our 2022 Annual Report. We are proud of, and energized by, the work we were
able to accomplish last year, and we did it with the help of our poetry community of supporters, volunteers, readers, poets,
and friends of Perugia Press. You are part of that circle. 
Read our 2022 Annual Report for a recap of our new 
 initiatives and to learn how we've been continuing our 
 mission to publish and promote emerging
women-identifying poets and their work. 

Emerging BIWOC Poet Spotlight

June 2023 Poet: Krystal A. Smith

Water from the last storm
has finally gone, receded
into earth.
The rings of its visit
show on the side
of the house. You were
that tall once, measured
in string and charcoal
by Papa's hands. He moved
like water, like rain. Steady,
then slow until
not at all. 
Memories move like that
too. There, then not there. 

From This is Not About Love (BLF Press, 2021)

To read more about this poet and her work, check out our blog.

* Perugia Poet News *
Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 Thanks to CLMP for showcasing
an excellent array of titles for Pride Month, including 
Two Minutes of Light by Perugia poet Nancy K. Pearson, 
and Finding the Bear by Perugia poet Gail Thomas.


took part in "Celebrating Voices for Resitance" put on by
our friends at Straw Dog Writers. If you missed it, you can

in the latest issue of Rosebud. Thompson also had
"Some Poems (Despite Their Serious Intent)
Love to Play, Are Inspired By The Ancestors."
Perugia poet L.I. Henley's essay "A Blur on the Spine"
was published in Southern Humanities Review, volume 56.2. 
 Henley also has a new installation of her project "Paper Dolls
& Books," based on Sue William Silverman's memoir in
essays, How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences.
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