* Submissions Opened on August 1st! *
The 2023 Perugia Press Prize contest is open for submissions! 

The prize is for a first or second full-length book of poetry by a woman.

Publication of the winning manuscript comes with
$1,000, 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.

We look forward to reading your work!

Rebecca Pelky's Through a Red Place
featured in the Sundress Publications blog
"The Wardrobe's Best Dressed"
As part of their ongoing commitment to women, nonbinary, and genderqueer authors, Sundress Publications promotes authors
by reprinting selections of work from their published collections
in "The Wardrobe." This week they highlighted two poems from Rebecca Pelky's Through a Red Place"Pedigree" and "Mucáq/Gone"

Jacqueline Balderrama, author of Now in Color,
& her "The Story of My Book" blog post:

Balderrama talks about the genesis of her Perugia book,
the poetics of witness and social justice poems, her family’s immigration story, working with incarcerated writers and K-12 students, and more. Check it out to see why Perugia is a good home for her collection and why it might be one for yours!

Perugia in the Classroom:
The Making of a Reading Companion
Did you know that Perugia Press offers free reading companions for most of the press’s books? Check out Perugia summer intern
Amelia Burton's blog post about the making and use of these resources. Thanks to all our interns and board members who made these resources possible! We hope you'll make use of these guides when using Perugia books in your courses, reading groups, or for self-study.

* Congratulations, Lynne Thompson! *
Brava to Perugia poet and current LA Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon, 2007) on being named one of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows! Congratulations to Lynne,
and cheers to all the poets laureate who received this honor this year. Thanks for all you do for poetry in communities across the country!

* Congratulations, Abby E. Murray! *
Congratulations to Perugia poet Abby E. Murray (Hail and Farewell, 2019) for being named one of twelve fellows at The War Horse,
a fall writing seminar for military spouses, "to help train the next generation of military writers to find and shape their stories."
Brava, Abby, and congratulations to all the fellows!
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