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2020 Perugia Press Prize
for a First or Second Book by a Woman

Prize: $1000 and publication
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N E W   R E L E A S E :

  by Abby E. Murray

Winner of the 2019 Perugia Press Prize
for a first or second book of poetry by a woman

Cover art by Meredith Bergmann / Cover art photo by John Bigelow Taylor
In an artist's note in the book, Bergmann writes about her sculpture,
"Response to Random Murder I: September 11, 2001, New York City, 2,996 dead": 

"The image of the woman came to me when I was thinking about the Houris, the virgins who were supposed to be waiting for the terrorists in Paradise, and what a travesty that idea made of all that is truly feminine.  I imagined them being greeted by this woman, instead: a human being who has survived and absorbed an attack."
Some other events in support of Hail and Farewell:

Hail and Farewell Book Launch
Friday, October 11, 6:00-7:30
Featuring Abby E. Murray
Kings Books, Tacoma, WA

Threads of History: A Creative Conversation About Military Life
Thursday, November 7, 2:30-4:30
featuring Craig Hall, Abby E. Murray & Karen Skolfield
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Collected Poets Series
Thursday, November 7, 7:00-8:30
featuring Abby E. Murray & Ellen Doré Watson
Mocha Maya's Café, Shelburne Falls, MA

Conversation with Smith College Students
Friday, November 8, 12:00-1:00
featuring Abby E. Murray
Smith College Poetry Center, Northampton, MA 
Veterans Day Poetry Reading 
Monday, November 11, 7:00-8:30
featuring Pamela Hart, Abby E. Murray & Fran Richey
McNally Jackson Books, Southstreet Seaport Location, NYC

PO Box 60364, Florence, MA  01062