We're thrilled to announce that Megan Peak’s Girldom has won
the 2018 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters!

Perugia Press at AWP!  

Portland, Oregon * March 28-30

We'll be at the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair in Portland, OR!
Visit Editor/Director Rebecca Olander at table #9040. We're hosting author visits, and all of our books will be on sale (Pre-order Hail and Farewell, our latest prize-winner, and we'll ship it to you for free when it is released!)
Come to our bookfair author signings @ Table #9040: 
Thursday, 3/28

10:30-12 - Catherine Anderson
2:00-3:30 - Jenifer Browne Lawrence

Friday, 3/29

9-10:30 - Lynne Thompson
10:30-12 - Corrie Williamson
2:00-3:30 - Lisa Allen Ortiz

Saturday, 3/30

9-10:30 - Nancy K. Pearson
2:00-3:30 - Megan Peak

Come to our off-site reading @ The Waypost on 3/29: 

Join Perugia Press & eight of its poets for a reading at The Waypost
on Friday 3/29 (3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227) from 5:30-7:30.
Featuring: Catherine Anderson (The Work of Hands), Jenifer Browne Lawrence (Grayling), Abby E. Murray (2019 winner: Hail and Farewell),
Lisa Allen Ortiz (Guide to the Exhibit), Megan Peak (Girldom), Nancy K. Pearson (Two Minutes of Light), Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon),
and Corrie Williamson (sweet husk). The Waypost is a great place to grab
a bite and a drink after a day at the AWP conference. We'll have short readings, books for sale and signing, and celebration of poetry
in community. See you there!

Perugia Press Poets at AWP!  

Our poets are amazing! Check out some of their other literary involvements at AWP:

Jenifer Browne Lawrence:

Jenifer Lawrence is the editor of Crab Creek ReviewYou can find them at Table 9084 at the AWP Bookfair, and Crab Creek, Blood Orange Review & Willow Springs are holding an off-site reading featuring: Jericho Brown, Sayantani Dasgupta, John Goodhue, Jade Hurter, Susan Moore, Tamara Sellman, Dujie Tahat, Joe Wilkins on March 30, 7-9pm @ Liberty Glass Bar & Restaurant (938 N Cook St, Portland, Oregon 97227)

Abby E. Murray:

Abby E. Murray is the editor at Collateral Journal, which publishes poetry and prose concerned with the experiences of those who exist in the space around military personnel and the combat experience. Their Instagram is @collateraljournal and they're on Facebook at them at AWP at table T10043.

Nancy K. Pearson:
Nancy K. Pearson's second book, The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, is out from FUP. A celebration of Tupelo Quarterly's contributors and Fordham University Press's most recent authors will take place on Wednesday, 3/27 from 7-9pm at Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215). This event will feature readings of original poetry and prose by Nancy K. Pearson, Victoria Chang, Kara Candito, Mary Biddinger, Rebecca Hazelton, Karyna McGlynn, Jennifer S. Cheng, and others.
Lynne Thompson:
Lynne Thompson's new book Fretwork, out from Marsh Hawk Press and chosen by Jane Hirshfield, will be available for purchase at Small Press Distributors tables #3066 and 3068.

Corrie Williamson:
Corrie Williamson will be a panel presenter for "So You Think You Need a Website: A Tech-Wonk(ish) Lesson for DIYers." E146, Oregon Convention Center, 11:30-2:45pm, Thurs. March 28, with Sonia Greenfield, Nicole Byrne, Michelle Menting, and Candice Williams.

Corrie will also be reading off-site with the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency Alums at Cassidy's (1331 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205) at 7:30pm Thurs. March 28, also including Martha Silano, Keetje Kuipers, Joe Wilkins, John Daniel, and more. As the 2020 resident, Corrie will read first, right at 7:30!
Winner of the 2019 Perugia Press Prize
Hail and Farewell
by Abby E. Murray
Abby E. Murray’s debut Hail and Farewell is a bold and unflinching examination of the intimate relationship between a soldier and a pacifist, bound together by choice. The collection reveals a wife’s perspective during her husband’s deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, including the whiplash of infertility experienced between tours. Inseparable by heart, their marriage is also built on disagreement. Military spouses are often expected to express absolute patriotism, and to conform to gender roles shaped by sexist, archaic ideals. But these poems don’t aim to accuse; rather, they call for compassion and community in the face of isolation. Capable of inserting levity into the most dire of circumstances, the poet never lets the reader forget what is at stake. Murray tears the idealized from the real, illuminating the brutality of battle and loss—traumas we tend to avoid in both military and civilian life. Hail and Farewell is an expertly woven treatise on love, war, and politics.
Abby E. Murray lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter, where she teaches argumentation to army officers, creative writing at the School of the Arts, and poetry workshops around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She edits Collateral, a literary journal focused on the impact of violent conflict and military service. She has an MFA from Pacific University and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University.

Hail and Farewell will be released in September 2019.
Pre-order advanced copies at AWP, on sale at Perugia's table: #9040!
To order this book, or any Perugia Press title, please visit our website.
 Perugia Press Prize: A prize of $1000 and publication by Perugia Press
  is given annually for a first or second unpublished poetry collection
by a woman. The next deadline is November 15, 2019.
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