Welcome New Board Members!
We're delighted to share that two new board members have joined the Perugia Press team. Welcome to Amy Dryansky and Arya Samuelson, who began two-year terms beginning in January, 2022. Many thanks to outgoing board member Sarah Sousa, who finished four years of service in December, 2021.
Amy Dryansky (she/her) is a poet, mother and worker with two published poetry collections; the second, Grass Whistle (Salmon Poetry) received the Massachusetts Book Award, and the first, How I Got Lost So Close to Home, won the New England/New York Award from Alice James Books. She’s received fellowships/honors from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in western Mass, teaches creative writing, and works as a grant writer for a regional conservation organization.
Arya Samuelson (she/her) is a writer and editor living in Northampton, MA. She is the winner of CutBank's Montana Prize in Non-Fiction awarded by Cheryl Strayed. Her writing has also appeared in Columbia Journal, New Delta Review, Entropy, The Millions, and elsewhere. She teaches online writing classes with Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop, LitReactor, and through her own writing platform, Writing as Ritual. She holds an MFA from Mills College in Prose and currently works as the Director of Development & Communications at Pioneer Valley Workers Center.