Perugia Press Prize

2022 Perugia Press Prize Results

WINNER: American Sycamore by Lisbeth White

American Sycamore is an exploration of racial identity and the natural world, rooted in the mythopoetics of wilderness and ancestry as sources of trauma, grief, wonder, and tremendous resource. In pursuit of understanding the nuances of belonging and displacement in a Black mixed-race …

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2022 Poetry Book Prize Opens 8/1!

The 2022 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, 2021. We’re accepting submissions of full-length poetry …

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2021 Perugia Press Prize Results


Rebecca Pelky’s story-in-poems assembles the author’s research into her Native and non-Native heritage in the land now known as Wisconsin. Through the poet’s ancestors—and documented through text and image—this book relates narratives of people who converged on and impacted this space in myriad …

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Perugia Press Prize: Open & Updates

We opened for submissions to our annual contest on August 1, and we’ll be open through November 15. We are looking for manuscripts from women poets who have not yet published more than one full-length …

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Perugia Press Prize Results

Brava to Jacqueline Balderrama, winner of the 2020 Perugia Press Prize, and to the finalists and semi-finalists. We’re thrilled to be bringing Balderrama’s book into the world soon, …

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