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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!


Come on out to Shelburne Falls, MA to hear Abby E. Murray and Ellen Doré Watson
read in the Collected Poets Series at Mocha Maya's Café on Thurs. November 7 at 7:00pm

Come on out to Northampton, MA to hear Abby E. Murray and Karen Skolfield
read at the Northampton Center for the Arts on Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm

up now at ESME. Thanks to reviewer Cheryl Dumesnil for her
thoughtful response to Perugia's latest release. Here's an excerpt: 
"Murray shares her unique (and deeply feminist) take on the pressures, ceremonies, and rites of passage in military life. But it would be a mistake to think this book is only for military spouses. The themes Murray explores will resonate with anyone brave enough to risk loving in the face of loss, anyone who calls B.S. on oppressive social systems, anyone who has felt like an outsider, anyone who opens her heart equally to both the beauty and the pain in this world."

photo credit Jenny L. Miller

Some other events in support of Hail and Farewell:

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

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