15th Anniversary Reading
Ida Stewart, 2011 Perugia Press Prize winner, book release event
Diane Gilliam, 2004 winner, reading new work
Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 PM
Forbes Library, Calvin Coolidge Museum, 2nd floor
20 West Street, Northampton, MA

Why are these two poets reading together? Both poets have roots in West Virginia; both write about how coal mining affects the landscape and people there. More broadly, they describe how our earth and the people we live among are changed by industry, and the love and loss it brings. And yet the books' differences showcase the flexibility and strength of poetry. Stewart shows how language itself is vulnerable, often speaking as the mountaintop. Gilliam writes in the voices of the people living and working in the coal camps during the mine wars of the 1920s.
Reception and booksigning after the reading.

Another reading
Diane Gilliam with Ida Stewart

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue, in the Forum
Holyoke, MA

  Now Accepting Submissions

Perugia Press Prize
for a First or Second Book by a Woman
Prize: $1000 and publication
Entry must be received by November 15, 2011.
  Manuscript Review Service
Pulling It All Together:
Preparing Your Poetry Manuscript for Publication
Personal Manuscript Reviews by Perugia Press Editor Susan Kan. 

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                                                                                 —Sarah Conover, May 2011
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