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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 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

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Hala Alyan, has selected Country Songs for Alice by Emma Binder of Madison, Wisconsin as the winner of the 2022 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Emma will receive a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 DORSET PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, John Murillo, has selected Asterism by Ae Hee Lee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the winner of the 2022 Dorset Prize! Ae Hee will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a week-long residency at MASS MoCA worth $1,500 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

Announcing the Results of Our 2022 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Kimiko Hahn, has selected Why Misread a Cloud by Emily Carlson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as winner of the 2022 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award.   Emily Carlson is a mother, a teacher, and the director of Art in the Garden, a liberatory, anti-racist, LGBTQA+ welcoming, and joy-centered program … Read more

Announcing Our AWP Events

Tupelo Press:  A Celebration of Innovative Feminist PoetryAWP Off-Site Event via Zoom Wednesday March 23rd at 7PM ETFeaturing Laurel Nakanishi, Jennifer Militello, Tyler Mills, & Elizabeth Metzger Tupelo Press: A Reading & Celebration AWP Off-Site Event via ZoomFriday March 25th at 7PM ETFeaturing Alan Williamson, Noah Falck, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Dan Beachy-Quick, & G.C. Waldrep … Read more

Tupelo Press Authors Offer Tips on Crafting a Manuscript

Jennifer Militello, Author of The Pact “As you build, treat each section like a book all its own—with a hook at the start and an arc along the whole. Within that frame, press the reset button each time the energy lags, via a shift in tone or variety of form.” __________________________ Iliana Rocha, Author of … Read more

Announcing the Results of Our 2021 July Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that we will publish four manuscripts submitted to us throughout this year’s July Open Reading Period. The editors are grateful to have read (and reread) more than 1,400 July Open manuscripts that came to us, not only in record numbers, but in record quality—arriving at our doorstep from throughout … 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