Perugia Press Prize

2024 Perugia Press Prize Results

WINNER: Daughter of Three Gone Kingdoms

by Joan Kwon Glass

Daughter of Three Gone Kingdoms is part lamentation and part hymn—an illumination of diasporic hungers, hauntings, absence, and resilience. With echoes of the Hungry Ghosts in Korean Buddhism running through the text, Joan Kwon Glass’s collection …

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The Book Eaters Launch

Carolina Hotchandani’s debut The Book Eaters was officially released on September 15!

Perugia Press held a virtual launch on October 11 featuring Carolina Hotchandani with special guest readers Jennifer K. Sweeney (How to Live on Bread and Music, Perugia, 2009), Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon, Perugia, …

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2024 Poetry Book Prize Opens 8/1!

The 2024 Perugia Press Prize contest for a first or second book of poetry by a woman will be open for submissions from August 1-November 15, 2023. We’ll be accepting submissions of full-length …

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2023 Perugia Press Prize Results

WINNER: The Book Eaters by Carolina Hotchandani

In Carolina Hotchandani’s debut The Book Eaters, the poet’s desire for agency over her life’s narrative is counterbalanced by her awareness that poetry is written precisely when life wrests control from us. This book, conceived in loss, examines shifts in identity due to Partition, immigration, …

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2023 Poetry Book Prize Opens 8/1!

The 2023 Perugia Press Prize contest for a first or second book of poetry by a woman will be open for submissions from August 1-November 15, 2022. We’re accepting submissions of full-length poetry …

Read more