Gunpowder Press is excited to announce that judge Jane Hirshfield has selected Aaron Baker’s Posthumous Noon as the winner of the 2017 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. The editors are grateful to Jane Hirshfield for being our final judge and for her constant outspoken advocacy of poetry and its power. There were 195 manuscripts submitted for […]
As part of the Shoreline Voices Project, Gunpowder Press invites poets from Santa Barbara or adjacent counties (Ventura, San Luis Obispo, or Kern) to send up to 3 poems inspired by works in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for consideration for an anthology of poems to be published this fall. […]
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.
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: […]
Congratulations to Jim Peterson! His poem “Second Sight” (below) was selected for Special Mention in Poetry in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology. “Second Sight” is included in Original Face (Gunpowder Press, 2015) and originally appeared in The Greensboro Review. Second Sight Into this walking I retired a year ago. A fist of cumulus gathers up […]