Gunpowder Press is honored to announce that Jessica Jacobs has agreed to be the final judge for the 2020 Spacks Prize. Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, published by Four Way Books, was named one of Library Journal‘s Best Poetry Books of 2019. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, won the New Mexico […]
Winner of the 2019 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize is Drinking with O’Hara, by Glenn Freeman. It’s a hard thing, not knowing, and learning about the death and despair of those who were once close, once known, becoming a “caesura /in the shortened line /a breath /in the midst of /the ongoing world.” Here, subtle formal aspects […]
Winner of the 2018 Spacks Prize, The Ghosts of Lost Animals is the first full-length book by Michelle Bonczek Evory.
Includes poems and intro to each poet laureate and a forward by Santa Barbara’s mayor.
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Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
Gunpowder Press welcomed esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunn as final judge for the 2019 Spacks Prize. This year’s winner, chosen by Stephen Dunn, is Glenn Freeman of Cornell, Iowa, for his collection Drinking with O’Hara. The other finalists, in alphabetical order by poet’s last name: These Waters, John Belk Rosetta, by Karina Borowicz Luminous Body, Glittering Ash, by C.W. Emerson […]