Crystal AC Salas, author of Grief Logic, and Nicholas Reiner, author of Levitations will be featured readers for the Mission Poetry Series. Books are available now!
Grief Logic, by Crystal AC Salas, was selected by Emma Trelles as a winner of the Alta California Chapbook Prize.
Levitations, by Nicholas Reiner, was selected by Emma Trelles as a winner of the 2022 Alta California Chapbook Prize.
Selected for the first Spacks Prize “Editor’s Choice” Award
What’s Up, Gunpowder?
Academy of American Poets has recognized as a Poet Laureate Fellow Emma Trelles, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Fellow! Emma is the series editor for Gunpowder’s Alta California Chapbook Prize. Gunpowder is committed to bringing the words of Latinx poets to as wide an audience as possible. Thank you to the Academy of American Poets for […]
Gunpowder Press welcomes Santa Barbara’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Madeline Miller! We are honored to present her poem below. america in june america, i love youwith no stars in my eyeslove like each cell of my own bodydying out of duty, letting me live. love like a mothercleaning the feces off her infant childboth of […]
Other recent announcements:
- Congratulations to Kundai Chikowero, Santa Barbara’s first Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador
- Final Days to Enter
- Carol Decanio Abeles Emerging Poets Prize winners announced
Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
Gunpowder Press is very excited to announce that the award for the 2022 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize has been increased to $1,000, thanks to a generous gift given by an anonymous donor in recognition of Barry. We are so honored to continue his legacy of support for other poets. Barry loved playing with numbers (for […]
The editors of Gunpowder Press are happy to announce the final judge for the 2022 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize is Danusha Laméris! She is the author of The Moons of August (Autumn House, 2014), which was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize and was a finalist for the […]
More Spacks Prize news
- Todd Copeland selected for 2021 Spacks Prize
- Lynne Thompson to serve as final judge for the 2021 Spacks Prize
- 2020 Spacks Prize Winner: Meghan Dunn