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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

Thank You to the Preliminary Readers for the 2021 Berkshire Prize

A former human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and a high school teacher in West Africa, Amy Beeder balances an ear for meter with an often ominous tone, creating a musical, at times mythical, exploration of how we construct beauty and strangeness. She is the author of the poetry collection Burn the Field (2006), which critic Sandra … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Semifinalists of 2021 Berkshire Prize

Semifinalists Rachel Abramowitz of Santa Monica, California, The Birthday of the Dead Rachel Abramowitz’s poems and reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House Online, The Threepenny Review, Seneca Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Oxford, and … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Berkshire Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Victoria Chang, has selected then telling be the antidote by Xiao Yue Shan of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as the winner of the 2021 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry! Xiao Yue Shan will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition … Read more

Thank You to the Preliminary Readers for the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, an affiliate reader for Ruminate Magazine, a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctoral student. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, was the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Semi-Finalists for the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Emma Aylor of Lubbock, Texas, Hydronym Emma Aylor’s poems have appeared in 32 Poems, The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Northwest Review, and Fairy Tale Review, among other journals. The winner of Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets and a finalist for Narrative’s Twelfth Annual Poetry Contest, she holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MFA from the University of … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Denise Duhamel, has selected Night Logic by Matthew Gellman of Brooklyn, New York as the winner of the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Matthew 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

Thank You to the Preliminary Readers for the 2021 Dorset Prize

Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, an affiliate reader for Ruminate Magazine, a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctoral student. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, was the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Tyehimba Jess, has selected Something Small of How to See a River by Teresa Dzieglewicz of Cumberland, Maryland as the winner of the 2021 Dorset Prize! Teresa will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a week-long residency at MASS MoCA worth $1,500 in addition to … Read more

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2021 Dorset Prize

Rachel Abramowitz of Santa Monica, California, The Birthday of the Dead  Rachel is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Oxford. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine Wave Composition, an intern at the Paris Review, a stock analyst (for three months), and has taught English Literature at The … Read more

Tupelo Press Proudly Names Our 2021 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner, Runners-Up, Finalists and Semifinalists

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Mark Bibbins, has selected Bed by Elizabeth Metzger of Los Angeles, California as winner of the 2021 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award!  Elizabeth Metzger is the author of The Spirit Papers (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook The Nutshell … Read more