Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2020 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Meredith Stricker of Carmel, California has been selected by Maggie Smith from among a field of seventeen finalists for her manuscript “re-wilding” to win the 2020 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Meredith Stricker will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a writing residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, publication … Read more

Announcing the Results of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Cornelius Eady, has selected Salat by Dujie Tahat of Seattle, Washington as winner of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award.   Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington State. The author of Here I Am O My God, selected by Fady Joudah for … Read more

Announcing the Results of the 2019 July Open Reading Period

This year, the editors at Tupelo Press are grateful to have had the chance to read and reread your manuscripts that came to us in record numbers — and record quality. This year we received over eight hundred manuscript submissions from across the United States and around the world.   We would like to extend our sincerest … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2019 Berkshire Prize Results

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that our judge, Oliver de la Paz, has selected Iliana Rocha of Edmond, Oklahoma from an extraordinary field of finalists as winner of the 2019 Berkshire Prize for her manuscript, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez. [Photo credit: Vernon Ng] Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that John Yau has selected Eric Pankey of Fairfax, Virginia as the winner of the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award, for his manuscript, The Future Perfect: A Fuge He receives a $1,000 cash prize, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Eric Pankey is the author of twelve collections of poems … Read more

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