Honoring Indigenous Poetry from North America

Please pledge any amount to bring this anthology to life!   Please pledge your support now!    “I write from a continuous space of erasure. Poetry was the one way that I was able to hold onto…my history, geography, and language.” These words of Craig Santos Perez, an indigenous Chamoru from the island of Guam, … Read more

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

The results of the 2017 July Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press and the selection panel are delighted to announce our decisions for the 2017 July Open Submission Period. We congratulate the following poets, whose books will be published and distributed by Tupelo Press: Amy Beeder of Albuquerque, New Mexico, And So Wax Was Made & Also Honey and Noah Falck of Buffalo, New York, … Read more

The results of the 2017 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book

                        Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Aimee Nezhukumatathil has selected Anna Maria Hong of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as winner of the 2017 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second book of Poetry. Her manuscript Fablesque will be published by Tupelo Press in 2019.     Anna Maria Hong is the Visiting Creative Writer … Read more

The results of the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award

                        Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Meg Wade has won the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award for her manuscript, Slick Like Dark. Her chapbook, selected by Kristina Marie Darling, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2019.     Meg Wade is a former Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Creative Writing … Read more

The results of the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize

Kundiman and Tupelo Press are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize is Adeeba Shahid Talukder. Adeeba Shahid Talukder is a Pakistani American poet and translator. She translates Urdu and Persian poetry, and cannot help but bring elements from these worlds to her own work in English. A Best of … Read more

Announcing the preliminary readers for the July Open Reading Period

We’re pleased to announce the poets who will serve as preliminary readers for Tupelo’s July Open Reading Period: Angela Narciso Torres, Jeffrey Pethybridge, and Andrea Witzke Slot. Angela Narciso Torres’s poetry collection. Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Her work appears in Spoon River Poetry Review, Nimrod, Colorado Review, Cimarron Review, Drunken Boat, and … Read more

Announcing the First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize!

Submission period: June 1 – June 30 (online submission-date)   Prize:  Three winners receive $350 each and broadside publication * The First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize is an open poetry competition. The editors of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly will choose three winners who will each receive $350 in addition to broadside publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

Introducing Our Preliminary Readers for the Snowbound Chapbook Award

As we begin to evaluate submissions for the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award, we are pleased to welcome several preliminary readers to our editorial staff.  This accomplished group of writers will assist with selecting the manuscripts that will be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Lawrence Raab. ______________________________  A writer and visual artist, … Read more

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