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 […]
Gunpowder Press is honored that Jane Hirshfield will be the final judge for the 2017 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Barry Spacks had tremendous respect and fondness for Hirshfield and her work, which gives special meaning to this year’s award. Submit your manuscript via Submittable here. Jane Hirshfield’s most recent, eighth book of poetry is The […]
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: […]
We are currently in the process of reviewing the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize submissions. Thank you for sharing your work with us!
Dan Gerber has selected Catherine Abbey Hodges’s manuscript Instead of Sadness as the winner of the inaugural Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. In his judges’ commendation, Dan Gerber wrote: In Catherine Abbey Hodges’ Instead of Sadness the beauty is there as the bread of life, as the poems enter and grow in us—the kind of experience […]
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 […]