Gunpowder Press welcomed esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunn as final judge for the 2019 Spacks Prize. This year’s winner, chosen by Stephen Dunn, is Glenn Freeman of Cornell, Iowa, for his collection Drinking with O’Hara. The other finalists, in alphabetical order by poet’s last name: These Waters, John Belk Rosetta, by Karina Borowicz Luminous Body, Glittering Ash, by C.W. Emerson […]
Gunpowder Press welcomes esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunn as final judge for the 2019 Spacks Prize. The Spacks Prize is awarded annually for a full-length collection of poetry. Dunn is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, including the National Poetry Series Prize-winning Local Time (1986), Landscape at the End of the Century (1991), Loosestrife (1996), Different Hours (2000), which won the Pulitzer Prize, What […]
Gunpowder Press invites poets from Santa Barbara or adjacent counties to submit 1-3 poems inspired by photographs in the historic Edson Smith Photograph collection for a Shoreline Voices Anthology. As described on the collection’s webpage: The Edson Smith Photograph collection contains nearly 1,500 early images of Santa Barbara County dating from the 1870s-1940s, many of […]
Gunpowder Press is thrilled to announce that Michelle Bonczek Evory is the winner of the fourth annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize for her book, The Ghosts of Lost Animals. Final judge Lee Herrick says of this book: Michelle Bonczek Evory’s The Ghosts of Lost Animals is full of risk, reward, gravity, invention, and surprise. There is a hunger […]
Gunpowder Press is the media sponsor for an upcoming trip inspired by a visit to Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle (Santa Barbara’s sister city in Ireland) by former mayor Helene Schneider. Organized by publisher David Starkey, the resulting tour will include seven stops in Ireland and North Ireland. Read more and the full itinerary here.
We are honored that Lee Herrick will be the final judge for the 2018 Spacks Prize. Lee Herrick is the author of Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire, and a third book, Scar and Flower, is forthcoming from Word Poetry Press in 2019. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, anthologies, and college textbooks, including The Bloomsbury Review, Columbia […]