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

?️Truchas Poetry Conference Open for Applications ?️

We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference, a writer’s retreat at Truchas Peaks Place in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. This destination offers each participant a spacious adobe-style hacienda, panoramic views, astonishing 12,000-book library, and sumptuous decor and cuisine. Faculty this year are Jeffrey Levine, … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #2: Less is More by Ilya Kaminsky

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Ilya Kaminsky, 2002 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Dancing on Odessa” (Tupelo Press, 2004), shares his laconic advice on curating your poetry manuscript: My advice is simple: make a very short book wherein every single poem works. Think of it … Read more