* Perugia Press's 25th Anniversary Reading*
Sunday, September 26, 4-6 EST / 1-3 PST * Live on Zoom
Check out our blog to see who's reading and how we'll celebrate!
Free to attend, but you must register in advance to do so

* Submissions Are Open!*
The 2022 Perugia Press Prize contest for a first or second full-length book of poetry by a woman is open for submissions until 11/15/21.

Happy Book Day, Through a Red Place!
Rebecca Pelky's 2021 Perugia Press Prize-winning book
is officially released TODAY, September 15!  
You can get your copy on sale at a discount
at the bookshop on our website through September.

Praise for
 Through a Red Place:

   "Using maps, drawings, pedigree  chart, photographs, news clippings, Indian school records, redacted source material from Andrew Jackson’s
Message to Congress, and the wonderment of the English and Mohegan languages, Rebecca Pelky pieces together family history and the struggle for acknowledgement 
 of heritage. 'Here I am. / … I am certain. / I am genuine. / I am willing.' And I would add,
'I am writing.' A competent, lyric/graphic claiming place."

   - Diane Glancy, author of
 The Book of Bearings

Rebecca Pelky is a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin and a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, an MFA from Northern Michigan University, and is an Assistant Professor
of Film Studies at Clarkson University in Upstate New York. Through a Red Place is her second poetry collection; her first, Horizon of the Dog Woman,
was published by Saint Julian Press in 2020.
Photo by Karen Pelky

Poet's Platform: Lynne Thompson

Perugia Press is beginning a new blog feature: Poet’s Platform. This recurring column will highlight the work and lives of our poets beyond their Perugia Press books, whether it be teaching or other creative professional pursuits, visual artistry, community involvements, activism, their reading suggestions, and/or their current writing projects and processes. Read the first installment, from Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon, 2007), on our site.
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