Jane Hirshfield’s most recent, eighth book of poetry is The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), long listed for the National Book Award and named a best book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Independent Review of Books. Her newest book of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015), received the Northern California Book Award.
Selected by final judge Thomas Lux as winner of the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize!
Selected by Dan Gerber as winner of the 2015 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize.
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What’s Up, Gunpowder?
We are excited to partner with the Santa Barbara Public Library to present the Santa Barbara Poetry Series at the Faulkner Gallery at 7:00 pm, on Sunday, February 19. The Series brings together an out-of-town poet, a local poet, and a student poet for an inspiring evening of powerful language. Our gratitude to Nancy Gifford […]
Other recent announcements:
- Jim Peterson’s “Second Sight” receives Special Mention for Poetry in 2017 Pushcart Prize anthology
- Santa Barbara Poetry Series (Fall 2016)
- 2016 Spacks Prize Announcement
Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
Gunpowder Press is honored that Jane Hirshfield will be the final judge for the 2017 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Barry Spacks had tremendous respect and fondness for Hirshfield and her work, which gives special meaning to this year’s award. Submit your manuscript via Submittable here. Jane Hirshfield’s most recent, eighth book of poetry is The […]
Kurt Olsson’s book Burning Down Disneyland was selected by final judge Thomas Lux as the winner of the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Of this work, Thomas Lux said I love the title of this book (though I read it as metaphor!) and I love the innovative mischief of its poems. Let it be known: […]