Save the date! Thanks to the post-geography wonder of Zoom, we will be celebrating our most recent Spacks Prize winner, Meghan Dunn for her manuscript Curriculum (2020 winner, selected by Jessica Jacobs), with ALL PREVIOUS SPACKS PRIZE WINNERS, including: Catherine Abbey Hodges for Instead of Sadness (2015 winner, selected by Dan Gerber) Kurt Olsson for […]
To Give Life a Shape: Poems Inspired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is the third Shoreline Voices Project anthology published by Gunpowder Press. Edited by David Starkey and Chryss Yost, To Give Life a Shape will ship early October 2017. SBMA Educational Director (and lifelong friend of poetry) Patsy Hicks says We hope this […]
Introducing the 7th Santa Barbara Poet Laureate The new Poet Laureate will be announced at the beginning of April. We look forward to the first feature reading by our new PL! Featured Poet Nan Cohen’s new book is Unfinished City, which was awarded the inaugural Michael Dryden Poetry Prize by Gunpowder Press. She also the […]
We are excited to partner with the Santa Barbara Public Library to present the Santa Barbara Poetry Series at the Faulkner Gallery at 7:00 pm, on Sunday, February 19. The Series brings together an out-of-town poet, a local poet, and a student poet for an inspiring evening of powerful language. Our gratitude to Nancy Gifford […]
Gunpowder Press is proud to be the current home of the long-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series. The Series is hosted by Chryss Yost and George Yatchisin. The first reading of the 2016-17 season will feature David Oliveira, George Singer, and Marisa Gutierrez. The reading will be on Sunday, November 6, in the Cielito Room of Viva Modern […]
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 […]
Join Gunpowder Press on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at The Good Lion, 1212 State Street to celebrate Shaping Water, starting at 4:00 pm. Books will be available for purchase and readings will be recorded for a virtual book launch!
Come enjoy a summer evening in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden with Santa Barbara poets and beekeepers in praise of bees. Co-hosted by Diane August and Chryss Yost. Free with admission (let’s support our local pollinator paradise!). Books will be available for purchase. Honey tasting provided by the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Guild. Sunday, June 28, […]