Instead of Sadness is the 2015 Spacks Prize-winning book by Catherine Abbey Hodges. In Catherine Abbey Hodges’ Instead of Sadness the beauty is there as the bread of life, as the poems enter and grow in us—the kind of experience we come to expect in good poems—the feeling of “Ah yes, that’s right.” In classically […]
A beloved mentor and master poet, Barry Spacks collected both new and beloved poems in Shaping Water.
Featuring three dozen Santa Barbara-area poets.
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What’s Up, Gunpowder?
Gunpowder Press is proud to be the current home of the long-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series. The Series is hosted by Chryss Yost and George Yatchisin. The first reading of the 2016-17 season will feature David Oliveira, George Singer, and Marisa Gutierrez. The reading will be on Sunday, November 6, in the Cielito Room of Viva Modern […]
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Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
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: […]
We are currently in the process of reviewing the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize submissions. Thank you for sharing your work with us!