Happy National Poetry Month to All of Our Friends.
Below is an extraordinary list of acclaimed poets who are dear to Perugia Press.
All of them, plus dozens more, said yes when asked to write a
back cover blurb for one of our books. Each poet took time to read and carefully consider a
collection in manuscript form, and
then articulate why they loved the book. They were willing to attach
their famous names to a project before it was complete. Their
endorsements make a difference to how our books are received, and we are
Jean Valentine, National Book Award Winner, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Guggenheim Fellowship, Wallace Stevens Award. Endorsed Lamb, by Frannie Lindsay.
Mark Doty, National Book Award Winner, Whiting
Writers’ Award, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Lambda
Literary Award. Endorsed Red, by Melanie Braverman.
Terrance Hayes, National Book Award Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Endorsed Gloss, by Ida Stewart.
Carl Phillips, Kingsley Tufts Award Winner, National Book Award Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Endorsed Red, by Melanie Braverman.
Chase Twichell, Kingsley Tufts Award Winner, Guggenheim Fellowship. Endorsed Lamb, by Frannie Lindsay.
Daniel Hoffman, US Poet Laureate, Guggenheim Fellowship. Endorsed A Wound On Stone, by Faye George.
D. Nurske, Whiting Writers’ Award, Guggenheim Fellowship. Selected Two Minutes of Light, by Nancy K. Pearson, for the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award.
Thomas Lux, Kingsley Tufts Award Winner, Guggenheim Fellowship. Endorsed Reach, by Janet E. Aalfs.
You too can play a role in the press. Please join the Perugia Press
poets and the admirable team who praise and support their poetry as it
comes into the world. Consider making a donation toward our next project
as we look forward to our 20th anniversary in 2016.
Thank you for adding your name to the list of people who say yes to our future.
Director of Perugia Press
Perugia Press will be at the Book Fair
Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM
Pedestrian Mall between the Peabody Essex Museum
and the Salem Museum Place Mall
(If rain: Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square)
From Zero to One:
First Books and What We Wish We’d Known
Panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield
with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois
Saturday, May 2 at 12:15 PM
Peabody Essex Museum Library
From left to right: Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois
This event is of special interest to
writers submitting a
manuscript or about to publish a first book. We
discuss the happy but
often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book
design, publicity, the
vulnerability of being newly published,
postpublication contests, second
and beyond books, and the importance
of continuing to write after a
manuscript has been assembled or even
published. We also talk about
prepublication editing, researching
presses, and contests, realistic
publishing expectations, and dealing
with a difficult publisher.
Although the panel focuses on life after an
acceptance, we also address the business side of preparing a
Panelists include a publisher/editor, poets, and a prose
various stages of their careers. Discussion is
Perugia Press Poets at the MA Poetry Festival
Sunday, May 3
“Grief & Poetry: Crafting Loss”
Old Town Hall, 1st Floor
“From Sappho to Sapphire: Woman Poets on the Sphere of Woman Poets”
Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery
“Teaching as Witness and Transmission: How Poetry Can Be Taught”
Salem Five Community Room
Saturday, May 2
“Unvarnished: Telling the Truth about Aging”
Hawthorne Hotel Library
“Queer as Family: The F Word”
Hawthorne Hotel, Essex Room