The 2020 Spacks Prize winning book, Curriculum by Meghan Dunn, is now available from Gunpowder Press. Congratulations, Meghan!
We are thrilled to announce our first publication of 2021: Peg Quinn, a multi-year finalist for the Spacks Prize, was selected for the first Gunpowder Editors’ Choice publication. Peg Quinn’s poems in Mother Lode are songs that pull you “like a sturdy hand toward the dance floor” that is her life. They embrace the earthiness […]
Winner of the 2019 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize is Drinking with O’Hara, by Glenn Freeman. It’s a hard thing, not knowing, and learning about the death and despair of those who were once close, once known, becoming a “caesura /in the shortened line /a breath /in the midst of /the ongoing world.” Here, subtle formal aspects […]
Includes poems and intro to each poet laureate and a forward by Santa Barbara’s mayor.
Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
The editors are honored that Lynne Thompson has agreed to serve as the final judge for the 2021 Spacks Prize. The Spacks Prize is awarded annually to a full-length manuscript of original poems. Previous judges include Dan Gerber, Thomas Lux, Jane Hirshfield, Lee Herrick, Stephen Dunn, and Jessica Jacobs. We are grateful for their generous […]