New Anthology of Indigenous Poetry and Essays Released

“Native Voices” represents established and emerging Native American poets North Adams, Mass. — Tupelo Press is pleased to announce the publication of Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations (ISBN: 9781946482181, $29.95, paperback), a nearly 500-page collection of contemporary and early Native voices spanning from the middle of the twentieth century to today. “Our … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2019 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Afterfeast by Lisa Hiton of Deerfield, Illinois, has been selected by Mary Jo Bang to win the 2019 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Hiton receives a $3,000 cash prize, a writing residency, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Lisa Hiton’s poems have appeared in Lambda Literary Magazine, New South, Linebreak, Hayden’s … Read more

A not-so-secret press: Tupelo Press celebrates 20 years of printing books

By Jennifer Huberdeau, The Berkshire Eagle NORTH ADAMS — “We’ve made a mark in the world. This is a significant press with a significant reputation, almost everywhere in the world, except in the Berkshires. We’re kind of a secret here.”  But then again, Tupelo Press hasn’t sought much publicity, Jeffrey Levine, publisher and founder, said … Read more

Announcing the Preliminary Readers for the 2019 Dorset Prize

We’re pleased to announce the preliminary readers for our 2019 Dorset Prize. These talented writers will help choose which manuscripts should be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Mary Jo Bang. The readers are: V. Joshua Adams, a former editor of Chicago Review, teaches at the University of Louisville. His chapbook, Cold Affections, … Read more

On Being at Truchas by Ilya Kaminsky

Truchas, where one gets dramatically important views: at the gorgeous mountains, at the clarity of the desert, and at one’s own writing. You will stand on a balcony with a glass of wine, overseeing the most beautiful sunset of your life. You will sit in the center of the library, surrounded by thousands of books, … Read more

The Results of the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize

Tupelo Press Names the 2019 Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize Winner, Runners-Up, Finalists and Semifinalists North Adams, Mass.—Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that Timothy Donnelly has selected Diurne by Kristin George Bagdanov of Sacramento, California as winner of the 2019 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize. In addition to publication by Tupelo Press (and the … Read more

New Book of Poetry “Kill Class” by Nomi Stone Released February 1st

North Adams, Mass. — Award-winning publisher Tupelo Press is pleased to announce the release of a new book of poetry, Kill Class, by Nomi Stone. Kill Class will be published February 1st, 2019 in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1946482198, 98 pages, $17.95) and is available in bookstores, Amazon, Small Press Distribution, and through Tupelo Press’s website … Read more

?️Truchas Poetry Conference Open for Applications ?️

We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference, a writer’s retreat at Truchas Peaks Place in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. This destination offers each participant a spacious adobe-style hacienda, panoramic views, astonishing 12,000-book library, and sumptuous decor and cuisine. Faculty this year are Jeffrey Levine, … Read more

Dorset Prize Pro Tip #7: DON’T GIVE UP by Joshua Corey

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Joshua Corey, 2008 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Severance Songs“ (Tupelo Press, 2011), shares his advice: Here’s my tip for producing a prize-worthy manuscript: DON’T GIVE UP. By the time I got around to sending the manuscript of Severance Songs to Tupelo, it … Read more