* Submissions Open Through November 15 *
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!

We're hosting a virtual launch celebration for Lisbeth White's
Perugia Press book American Sycamore on Thursday, December 8,
from 7:00-8:30pm EDT. The event will feature readings from
Tamiko Beyer, Amber Flora Thomas, and Lisbeth White.
Hope you can join us!

* Jacqueline Balderrama in our Poet's Platform *

This recurring column highlights 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, processes, and proclivities.

The fourth installment comes from Jacqueline Balderrama
(Now in Color, 2020), who writes about a new project she leads
as the Virginia G. Piper Fellow-in-Residence at Arizona State University—Thousand Languages—and its upcoming virtual launch celebration on October 25th - TONIGHT! The event
is free and open to the public; registration required. 
To read more about this poet and her work, check out our blog.

the 2022 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Contest
from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation for her poem
"The War in Spring" - check out the winning works!


Perugia poet Gail Thomas was nominated 
 for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of the Summerset Review
for her poem “Ode to Agave” from the fall 2022 issue!


for the Indiana University South Bend English blog
in advance of her group reading with other alumni


Perugia poet L. I. Henley has 15 pages of poetry 
in the fall 2022 issue of BlazeVox from 
her new poetry manuscript, Skeleture of Night.


in a "Faculty Profile" on the West Chester University
Dept. of English Instagram. Check out the full profile.

Listen to the latest installment of the podcast "Poems on Air,"
a weekly reading of poetry by Los Angeles Poet Laureate
(and Perugia poet) Lynne Thompson, featuring Faylita Hicks!

And here's Lynne at the Dodge Poetry Festival last weekend
with Patricia Smith and Amy Alvarez!
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