In his “State Lines: California Poetry” column, David Roderick says “Nan Cohen [Unfinished City] has a cinematographer’s talent for framing an image.” We agree. Read more here.
We understand there are a LOT of poetry book contests out there and Gunpowder Press is a young press (founded in 2014). This is our 3rd year hosting the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished with our poets so far, so here are a few reasons to submit your work […]
We asked Kurt Olsson, winner of the 2016 Spacks Prize for his book Burning Down Disneyland, what books he’s enjoying now: Garden Time, W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)—the poems tend to strike the same chord, but what a wonderful chord. You Never Know, Ron Padgett (Coffee House Press)—Padgett does what he does as effortlessly as […]
2015 Spacks Prize winner Catherine Abbey Hodges has had a SECOND poem from Instead of Sadness read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac. Listen to “Dark and Late” here. Listen to “January Song,” from the January 21, 2016 Writer’s Almanac here. Both poem are from Instead of Sadness, the 2015 Barry Spacks Prize winner. Catherine’s […]
April 27, 2017, is national Poem in Your Pocket Day. Why have one poem in your pocket when you could have six poems in your pocket? Our first “fold your own” poetry sampler includes poems by Barry Spacks, David Case, Nan Cohen, Kurt Olsson, Catherine Abbey Hodges, and Jim Peterson. Print, fold, and share! NOTE: […]
Introducing the 7th Santa Barbara Poet Laureate The new Poet Laureate will be announced at the beginning of April. We look forward to the first feature reading by our new PL! Featured Poet Nan Cohen’s new book is Unfinished City, which was awarded the inaugural Michael Dryden Poetry Prize by Gunpowder Press. She also the […]