Sights and Sounds: Visual poetry

“[Naoko Fujimoto’s Glyph] is a reading experience like no other. Poetry in the language of color, line, and shape. Poetry in the language of comics and collage. I just keep looking and re-looking, reading and re-reading.” – Kelcey Parker Ervick, author of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová

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

New Book of Poetry “Kill Class” by Nomi Stone Released February 1st

North Adams, Mass. — Award-winning publisher Tupelo Press is pleased to announce the release of a new book of poetry, Kill Class, by Nomi Stone. Kill Class will be published February 1st, 2019 in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1946482198, 98 pages, $17.95) and is available in bookstores, Amazon, Small Press Distribution, and through Tupelo Press’s website … 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 Pro Tip #7: DON’T GIVE UP by Joshua Corey

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Joshua Corey, 2008 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Severance Songs“ (Tupelo Press, 2011), shares his advice: Here’s my tip for producing a prize-worthy manuscript: DON’T GIVE UP. By the time I got around to sending the manuscript of Severance Songs to Tupelo, it … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #6: Be a Vision Beyond by Thomas Centolella

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Thomas Centolella, 2015 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Almost Human” (Tupelo Press, 2017), shares his advice on moving beyond the self to make long-lasting art: At the end of a 15-page meditation on art, a poem called “Ars Longa,” I say: Leave … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #5: Dare, Spin, Climb: Arriving at your Final Manuscript by Lauren Camp

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Lauren Camp, 2014 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “One Hundred Hungers” (Tupelo Press, 2016), shares her daring advice to complete your manuscript: Spanish poet Antonio Machado wrote, “… there is no path, paths are made by walking.” In your manuscript, have you … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #4: Patience & Faith by Mario Chard

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Mario Chard, 2016 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Land of Fire” (Tupelo Press, 2018), shares his “impractical” advice: Everything I read about writing and publishing the first book was useful, even the tips I ignored. I wanted the poems to … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #3: A Doorway to Keep Going by Sandra Meek

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Sandra Meek, 2006 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Biogeography” (Tupelo Press, 2008), shares her encouraging advice on beginning, ending, and letting go of your poetry manuscript: If you’re reading this, you’ve likely been here before, casting your manuscript into the … Read more