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: […]
Blossoms do their pretty thing: stones stone, bugs bug, trees testify. But somehow we tend to serve two masters. So which wears the mask that hides the other? * To teach “Already it is Perfect” the Master simply moves his teacup. His students understand: breath out, breath in. * Many, in plenty, die of hunger; […]
We are thrilled that poet Thomas Lux has agreed to be the final judge for the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Gunpowder Press received 100 submissions for the 2015 prize and was very happy to release the winning book, Catherine Abbey Hodges’ Instead of Sadness (selected by Dan Gerber), in December 2015. Submissions are being […]
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 […]
Thank you, Richard Jarrette, for the fine article on Gunpowder Press in the November 27, 2015 issue of CASA Magazine. We’re honored to reprint it here (with permission) THEY ASK THE ETERNAL QUESTIONS Gunpowder Press, Santa Barbara: David Starkey & Chryss Yost A LETTER TO SU TUNG-P’O —W.S. MERWIN Almost a thousand […]
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.