The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Deborah Flanagan, and Allan Peterson.
Lia Purpura is the author of seven collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently Rough Likeness (essays, Saraband Books) and King Baby (poems, Alice James Books). Her honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist citation (for On Looking, essays), National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright Fellowships, three Pushcart prizes, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Nonfiction, and the Beatrice Hawley and Ohio State University Press awards in poetry. She is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a member of the core faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop; and teaches in graduate programs throughout the country. Her new collection of poems, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful is due out in 2015 with Penguin.
The Kundiman Poetry Prize
Deadline: March 15, 2015
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Now in its 6th year, The Kundiman Poetry Prize ensures the annual publication of a book by an Asian American poet. The award is open to self-identified Asian American poets at any stage in their careers. The winner also receives $1,000.
Kundiman is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American writing. Starting now, Tupelo will be the new book publisher of The Kundiman Poetry Prize.
The 2015 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry
Deadline: April 30, 2015
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Final Judge: Carol Frost
The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Poets submitting work for consideration may be authors having published only one previous collection or writers without prior book publications. Previous winners includeLillian-Yvonne Bertram, Mary Molinary, Jennifer Militello, and Ye Chun.
Carol Frost was born in 1948 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and as a child spent a year in her mother’s hometown of Vienna, so German was the first language she spoke. She studied at the Sorbonne and earned degrees from SUNY Oneonta and Syracuse University. The author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences (Tupelo Press, 2014), she holds an endowed chair of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
The 30/30 Project
“What matters — what allows us to reach beyond ourselves, as we are, and push at the boundaries of our ability — is that we continue. But then everything depends on how we practice, what we practice. . . . Whether as a musician, as an athlete, at your job, or in love, practice gives direction to your longing, gives substance to your labor.”
— from Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music by Glenn Kurtz.
If you’ve wondered what you could accomplish in 30 days, if you’d like to challenge yourself to undertake a daily writing practice, and take risks in an accompanied environment, step right up and join the argument for poetry as part of the Tupelo Press30/30 Project.
Past 30/30 poets have gone on to polish and then publish their poems in such wonderful journals as Copper Nickel, Poetry, [PANK], Barrow Street, and many others, as well as in chapbooks by Dancing Girl Press, Main Street Rag Press, Finishing Line Press, and Yes/No Press.
Consider participating. Consider, too, spreading the word of this worthy endeavor. Interested poets can send three sample poems and a short bio firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the arts with this unique fundraiser and help Tupelo Press!