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 […]
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: […]
Thank you, to Lisa Osborn, for her terrific interview with GP publisher and co-editor David Starkey and co-editor Chryss Yost, with readings from Rare Feathers poets Susan Chiavelli, George Yatchisin, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Gabriella Klein, Mary Brown, Christine Penko, Emma Trelles, Enid Osborn, and Melinda Palacio. Hear it here. We’re very honored to be profiled […]
We’re so excited to have the first poem from a Gunpowder Press book featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Mr. Keillor selected a poem from Barry Spacks’ Shaping Water on Monday, October 12, 2015. Thank you, Mr. Keillor! Barry, we miss you.
Publisher David Starkey interviews Gabriella Klein about her debut book, Land Sparing (Nightboat Books), in the Santa Barbara Independent.