2022 Year-End Appeal Letter

Dear Friends of Perugia Press,

I’ve been reminded lately why it’s important that Perugia Press only publishes a poet’s first or second book of poetry, and not her third or fifth or tenth.

The reason I’ve been thinking about this part of our mission is because I have an ever-growing stack of books published by our amazing prize winners after their Perugia Press books came out.

That means we are achieving our objective of helping women get started with their publishing and literary goals. While we can’t take credit for each poet’s success, we’re thrilled to watch and promote what she does next.

By my count, there are at least 33 books published by our poets subsequent to when their Perugia Press book came out. Out of only 26 poets! (And it’s too soon to expect new books from our most recent winners.) There are too many to list individually, but my stack includes Pennisi, Ortiz, Thomas, Williamson, Martin, Anderson, and many others.

If you like a Perugia Press book, there’s a very good chance the poet has another you’d like—and we’ve listed these in their bios here on our website. Please consider joining us in celebrating these successes by giving a year-end donation.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our work, which I am witnessing rippling out across the publishing world.

With gratitude,

Susan Kan, Founder and President of the Board

P.S. For gifts of $100 or more, or for recurring gifts of any size (donate safely here on our website for easy one-time gifts or for the option of monthly donations), we’ll send you a copy of the 2022 Perugia Press Prize-winning book, American Sycamore by Lisbeth White.