Lisbeth White

A Conversation with Perugia’s Intern

Amelia Burton is completing a summer internship at Perugia Press, sponsored by the Praxis Program at Smith College. This is the third summer internship that Perugia has been able to offer, as a partnership between Perugia and Smith College. Jean Blakeman, Perugia Press board member, conducted an interview with Amelia about her experience as a Perugia intern and as a poet.

Amelia Burton, Perugia Press Summer 2022 Intern …

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Perugia in the Classroom: The Making of a Reading Companion

By Amelia Burton, Perugia Press 2022 Summer Intern

Perugia offers free classroom companion guides for most of the press’s books, which feature a sample poem, discussion questions, writing prompts, and more. The reading companions are primarily geared toward supporting …

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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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