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

Prize: $1000 and publication
Submit manuscripts between August 1 and November 15, 2019
We're using Submittable this year - please consider sending us your work!


"Threads of History: A Creative Conversation About Military Life" featuring
Abby. E. Murray, Karen Skolfield, and Craig Hall at Westfield State University
Collected Poets Series reading at Mocha Maya's Café featuring
Abby E. Murray and Ellen Doré Watson, bookended here by series organizer
Marie Gauthier and Perugia Editor/Director Rebecca Olander

Poetry Salon on "Writing as an Outsider" featuring Abby E. Murray at the Smith College Poetry Center, pictured here with Poetry Center Director Matt Donovan, Admin. Assistant Jennifer Blackburn, and former PC Director Ellen Doré Watson

"A Poetry Reading for Veterans Day: Two Poet Laureates Explore
Their Military Ties" featuring Abby E. Murray and Karen Skolfield 
 at the Northampton Center for the Arts
Thank you to all our sponsors, to the organizers, and to all who came out to mark the occasion of Veterans Day and to celebrate poetry in community with us!

 in The Daily Hampshire Gazette. Thanks to reviewer Steve Pfarrer for his thoughtful response to Perugia's latest release.
Here's an excerpt: 

"Abby E. Murray, the current poet laureate of Tacoma, Washington, writes from a unique perspective - that of a pacifist who's married to a soldier. Her work offers a rich portrait of a woman who is both a loving wife, one who must deal with her husband's deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and an independent thinker, someone not willing to conform to the expectation that a military spouse express unwavering patriotism."


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