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.
Through the Shoreline Voices Project, Gunpowder Press publishes theme collections by Santa Barbara and area poets. The first book in the series, Buzz: Poet Respond to SWARM, is a collaborative effort of Gunpowder, Ganna Walska Lotusland, and the poets.
The submission period for the 2016 Spacks Prize is now open. The Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, awarded to an original full-length manuscript of poems. The prize honors Barry Spacks, an influential poet and teacher. The winning poet will have their manuscript published by Gunpowder Press, with 50 author copies and an award of $500. Gunpowder […]