Poem of the Month, October 2017

Increasingly Adirondacks   As I hold no oceans, I seek. My body belies its blue shallows and hollows. My shapes similar to sand dunes ripple. Landscape artists use postcards when confined, deploy windows in rainy weather. Like them, I keep a false measure. I skirt you. You have a blue mountain or two, a buried … Read more

Tupelo Press Names the 2017 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Maggie Smith has chosen Ordinary Misfortunes by Emily Jungmin Yoon of Chicago, Illinois, as winner of the 2017 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize. Maggie Smith says: “I’m completely taken in by these poems, how they deftly balance lyric and narrative, history and the present, body and mind. These are poems … Read more

Dorset Prize Deadline Extended

Here’s an offer to help you enjoy the holidays. Heaven knows, we all deserve it. Our holiday cheer to you: we’ve extended the Dorset Prize deadline to midnight Sunday, January 15th. Have an eggnog on us, and send us your work today!  

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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

Happy Halloween!

Excerpted from Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare, by Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla. Available now from Tupelo Press.  Click here for more. * * Halloween Haiku Carving crack-toothed grins. Heaven-scent of orange flesh. Cat climbs in to feast. -Stephen Massimilla * Hominy, Tomatillo, and Pepper Stew Baked in … Read more

Fall Flash Sale, revised!

50% off when you purchase 2 or more books* Extended until next Friday, October 21, 2016 * Thank you to those who let us know there was a glitch in our system! To correct the technical error, we’ve revised the sale, and extended it a week. So from now till next Friday, October 21, 2016, receive 50% off when you … Read more

Claim your seat at the table

Tupelo Writing Conferences: Truchas, New Mexico October 28 – 31, 2016 Some scholarship funds are available, please inquire on application. Your seat at the table is waiting. Two chairs left, with scholarship money available. Transcendence, poetry, fabulous cooking and lodging in New Mexico, with Jeffrey Levine, Sherwin Bitsui and Veronica Golos. Tupelo Truchas is a life-changing … 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

Join us over the rainbow!

Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: Truchas, New Mexico October 28 – 31, 2016 Some scholarship funds are available, please inquire on application. Jeffrey Levine says, “Year after year, season after season, as I return to the Tupelo conferences at Las Truchas in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, I am reminded of the spiritual … 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