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“The City” began as an exercise, an attempt to work with the form David Ferry invented in his “One Two Three Four Five”: a single word is repeated in each line of a five-line poem, placed initially toward the front of a line and with each succeeding line moving further toward its end. I didn’t … Read more

15th Anniversary Dorset Prize News!

Fifteen years ago, Ilya Kaminsky‘s utterly brilliant Dancing in Odessa won our first Dorset Prize (selected by Eleanor Wilner). In celebration of this milestone year for the Dorset Prize, Ilya has agreed to be our judge, and moreover, he has asked to read 60 manuscripts. Nobody knows better than Ilya the power of this prestigious book prize to bring international attention … Read more

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Berkshire Prize Winner

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Gabrielle Calvocoressi has selected Elizabeth Acevedo’s Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm as winner of our 2016 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. “Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is the book I need right now. Maybe that’s selfish to say? I’ll still say it. Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is a book that tells me this … Read more

Come write with us!

Fill your sails, come on board and write with us! Join our alumni community and write 30 poems in 30 days in October or a month of your choosing.  Share your work with international audience, collaborate with a diverse cohort of poets, learn how to build an audience for your work. Our alumni form a literary … Read more

Register now! October Writing Conference in Truchas, New Mexico

Join us in Truchas, New Mexico, October 28 – 31, 2016, for a a life-changing poetry conference conceived and presented by two of the most experienced poets and editors in the nation: Jeffrey Levine, poet, Editor-in-Chief and founding Publisher of Tupelo Press, and Veronica Golos, award-winning curator, teacher, and poet, with surprise visiting faculty to … Read more

Robert Pinsky’s choice for 2016 Dorset Prize announced!

Tupelo Press is honored to announce that Robert Pinsky, former two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, who not only served as our judge for the Dorset Prize, but in an extraordinary and unprecedented act of generosity read (blind) over 100 manuscripts, has selected Mario Chard of Smyrna, Georgia as winner of the 2016 Dorset Prize for his … Read more

Tupelo Quarterly Issue 9 Now Live

Featuring “mixed-media art… with poetry and prose of wonderfully indescribable form.” Read it here. Tupelo Press discovers luminous writers, gives each author the vessel of a beautiful book, and shares their passions with as many readers as possible. Tupelo’s list speaks to the diversity of influences upon contemporary art and culture, and the Press takes … Read more

Order your 2016 TP Subscription Series

9 books for $99! With a Tupelo Press subscription, you’ll receive a year of poetry books, delivered to your door. These subscriptions function like the “community-supported agriculture” memberships many organic farms are now offering to strengthen their relationships with customers and to stabilize finances. We ask our subscribers to give us money in advance, during … Read more