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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

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

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2024 SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Monica Ferrell, has selected Extinction Song by John James of Louisville, Kentucky as the winner of the 2024 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! John will receive a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, … Read more

TUPELO PRESS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 DORSET PRIZE

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that The Andrew Wyeth Chronicles by Janée J. Baugher of Seattle, Washington has been selected by Shane McCrae to win the 2023 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Baugher receives a $3,000 cash prize, a writing residency, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution though University of Chicago Press. Janée J. … Read more

ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE INAUGURAL HELENA WHITEHILL BOOK AWARD

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Jane Wong, has selected Indifferent Cities by Ángel García of Champaign, Illinois as winner of the inaugural Helena Whitehill Book Award.   Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press), recipient of a CantoMundo Poetry … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 BERKSHIRE PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Diana Khoi Nguyen, has selected Jalousie by Allyson Paty of Brooklyn, New York as the winner of the 2023 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry!  Allyson Paty will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Traci Brimhall, has selected Revenge Bodies by Cate Peebles of Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania, as the winner of the 2023 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Cate will receive a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book … Read more

TUPELO PRESS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 DORSET PRIZE

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Phantom Number: An Abecedarium for April by Spring Ulmer of Essex, New York has been selected by Diane Seuss to win the 2022 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Ulmer receives an $8,500 cash prize, a writing residency, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Spring Ulmer is the author … Read more

ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY CHAPBOOK AWARD

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Chen Chen, has selected Landsickness by Leigh Lucas of San Francisco, California as winner of the 2023 Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Award.   Leigh Lucas is a writer living in San Francisco. She has been awarded residencies at Tin House, Sewanee, and Kenyon, and been … Read more

Tupelo Press Proudly Announces the Results of the Summer Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that we will publish two manuscripts submitted to us during this year’s Summer Open Reading Period. The editors are grateful to have read (and reread) more than 1,300 Summer Open manuscripts that came to us, not only in record numbers, but in record quality—arriving at our doorstep from throughout … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 BERKSHIRE PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Julie Carr, has selected Green Island by Liz Countryman of Columbia, South Carolina as the winner of the 2022 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry! Liz Countryman will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more