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 […]
The Barry Spacks Poetry Prize includes publication, $1000, and 50 copies of your book. We are thrilled to announce Danusha Lamerís as our final judge for 2022! Read more here.
In celebration, Gunpowder Press is posting a poem a day to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you, poets!
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 understand there are a LOT of poetry book contests out there and Gunpowder Press is a young press (founded in 2014). This is our 4th year hosting the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished with our poets so far, so here are a few reasons to submit your work […]
We asked Kurt Olsson, winner of the 2016 Spacks Prize for his book Burning Down Disneyland, what books he’s enjoying now: Garden Time, W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)—the poems tend to strike the same chord, but what a wonderful chord. You Never Know, Ron Padgett (Coffee House Press)—Padgett does what he does as effortlessly as […]