Perugia’s 25th Anniversary Reading

Perugia Press has had the honor of producing beautiful books of poetry by emerging women poets for a quarter of a century. We are so excited to mark the occasion of Perugia Press’s twenty-fifth anniversary this fall! Join us on Sunday afternoon, September 26, from 4-6pm EST (1-3pm PST) to listen in to micro readings from 20 of our poets from over the years: from Gail Thomas, the first poet we published, to Rebecca Pelky, winner of the 2021 Perugia Press Prize. The readings will be followed by a short conversation between the poets, Founding Director Susan Kan, and Editor/Director Rebecca Olander. The event is virtual, and it’s free, but you have to register here to attend. We look forward to celebrating Perugia Press and poetry with you on September 26!

Post-event update from Editor/Director Rebecca Olander

Thank you to our poets who read and were otherwise present or with us in spirit at our 25th anniversary celebration on 9/26. Thank you to the audience who came to listen in, donate, and buy books and to all the folks who support us in these and other ways each day. And thank you to Founder Susan Kan for building the beautiful house that is Perugia Press. It is my honor as current editor/director to continue that work with this amazing community! If you missed the reading, here’s the link to watch the recording (passcode ^.Oc6ipi). Also, we’re extending our anniversary sale of 25% off your entire cart through October, so use the coupon code 25PERUGIA at our bookshop while you can! Donations to support our work — one-time, or monthly, $5, $25, or any amount — are also accepted safely on our site through Donorbox. Thanks to Jenifer Browne Lawrence for the reading screenshot below: