Thanks to the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) for featuring Lynne Thompson's Beg No Pardon in their reading list for Black History Month in the company of so many other poetic treasures from independent literary publishers. Check out the full list here.

Jacqueline Balderrama's book Now in Color received a beautiful review by Erica Goss in the latest Sticks & Stones. Here's an excerpt: "Now in Color navigates the terrain of story and language to find the connections that define us. Truth is never simple; family history defies easy explanations. As Balderrama writes in the title poem, 'we learn to listen in different ways.'" Read the full review in Sticks & Stones.

Congratuations to Abby E. Murray! Her Perugia book Hail and Farewell was named a finalist for the Housatonic Book Awards. Cheers to the winner, Jeff Walt, for his book Leave Smoke, and to her fellow finalists: Reginald Dwayne Betts for Felon, Kris Bigalk for Enough, Beverly Burch for Latter Days of Eve, Rebecca Lehmann for Ringer, Vivian Shipley for An Archeology of Days, and Mariano Zaro for Decoding Sparrows. Check out all winners and finalists in their announcement.

"The Story of My Book"

Abby E. Murray on Hail and Farewell

Photo by Jenny L. Miller

We're starting a new series on our blog called "The Story of My Book," chronicling some of Perugia Press's collections through the words of their authors. The first post features Abby E. Murray on Hail and Farewell, publication, pandemic, protest, and cake. 
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