* Submissions Open *
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!

* Lisbeth White Featured on Authors Guild *
Lisbeth White was featured in the “Member Spotlight”
of The Authors Guild. An excerpt: "I've always found writing
to be a practice of intimacy. The intimacy is in the attention
we pay to ourselves and the world around us as we write.
It's in our curiosity, our willingness to bring presence
to the undercurrents and details of whatever has caught
our attention, and to find a way to honor an experience.”

Emerging BIWOC Poet Spotlight

October 2022 Poet: Sara Lupita Olivares

Of Inheritance

Because of the reckless woods
    what follows doesn't make the bird call back.

What in private image remains unknown
    to even oneself.

Guadalupe hated the north because it was
    too blanco and she spoke little English.

Her children and their children a kind of muteness
    the weeds could retract.

Each small thing that vanishes
    takes up more space.

The tops of the pines point
    toward nothing. The mirror of non-identity

where shortfall is to fury as place
    is to self-silence.

from Migratory Sound (University of Arkansas Press)

To read more about this poet and her work, check out our blog.

* The Story of My Book: Lynne Thompson *
Our series "The Story of My Book," chronicles Perugia Press's collections through the words of their authors. Our latest post
features Lynne Thompson on her book Beg No Pardon.
Check it out, and consider sending your own work our way
while our contest is open (till 11/15)!

full-length collection, The Burning Boat,
 was recenty published by Nine Mile Press!
a 2022 Robert and Adele Schiff Award for her essay 
“On the Subject of Bearing and ‘Other Options'”!
Read more about the author and her winning essay
four etiquette effacements included in Petrichor
“In Flight,” from her award-winning Perugia collection
 How to Live on Bread and Music, was chosen by bird ambassador and actress Lili Taylor for Saturday Morning Poetry hosted
and produced by Ann Wallace and co-producer Kim Correro
for the Hudson County Chapter of the Native Plant Society
of New Jersey! Join @npsnjhudsoncounty tonight
(Thurs. 10/13) at 7pm EST for an IG live conversation
between Lili Taylor and Ann Wallace about 
 “In Flight” and the wonder of birds!

Perugia poets L. I. Henley and Jennifer K. Sweeney had
their collaborative chapbook “Dear Question, a conversation” accepted for publication at Glass Lyre Press!

Perugia poet Gail Thomas was nominated for Best of the Net
 by Quartet Journal for her poem "Pulse of My Heart"! 
Perugia poet Jacqueline Balderrama is the Piper Fellow-in-Residence at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
at ASU. In addition to teaching, she's leading the Thousand Languages Project, a living, ever-developing database featuring work previously published in Hayden's Ferry Review transformed into manifold world languages. Part of HFR's Fall Language Series is a celebration of the launch of the Thousand Languages website and its first sets of translations. The event will be on October 25 from 5:30-7:00pm AZ time. It's free and open to all, but registration is required. See below:


Perugia Press in Straw Dog Writers Guild
Publishers Panel and Marketplace on 10/19:

PO Box 60364, Florence, MA  01062