Pleiades Press Blog

An Interview with Gary Fincke

Mar 29, 2018 | Uncategorized,

by Kameshia R. Logan Gary Fincke has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories (2017) and Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poetry (2016). Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, he has published…

An Interview with E.J. Koh

Mar 15, 2018 | Uncategorized,

by Kylie Jacks E. J. KOH’s poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Southeast Review, World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Narrative, The Margins, PEN America, and elsewhere. She accepted fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. She earned her MFA at…

Congratulations to Ashley M. Jones, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry

Mar 6, 2018 | Poetry Books,

We are pleased to announce dark // thing by Ashley M. Jones was selected by Marcus Wicker as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry and will be published next year. Marcus Wicker praised this book, saying “dark // thing explores the operating costs incurred when blackness—black hair, black bottom, black diction…

Congratulations to Heidi Czerwiec, winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose

Feb 24, 2018 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce Fluid States by Heidi Czerwiec was selected by Dinty W. Moore and will be published next year. Moore praised this book, saying “Fluid States offers essays that are eclectic, unexpected, and entirely inventive. As the title suggests, the book flows briskly, a river infused with a keen intelligence and subtle…

An Interview with Jenny Molberg

Feb 16, 2018 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Savannah Bradley JENNY MOLBERG is the author of Marvels of the Invisible, which won the 2014 Berkshire Prize (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Poetry International, Ploughshares, Boulevard, Green Mountains Review, The Missouri Review, and other publications. She is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she…

An Interview with Amy Meng

Feb 8, 2018 | Interview,

by Monica Braun Amy Meng is a Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor at Bodega Magazine, as well as a 2016 Amy Award winner. Her debut collection Bridled dissects the the vulnerability of lovers as well as the limits of love in relation to happiness. Her poetry has appeared in Day One, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, and the New England Review, among…

How to Tell If You Are Human by Jessy Randall to be published in the Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series

Nov 1, 2017 | Uncategorized,

Pleiades Press is pleased to announce that after an open reading period during the summer of 2017, we have selected Jessy Randall’s How to Tell If You Are Human: Diagram Poems to be the fourth book published in the Visual Poetry Series. The book will be released in Fall 2018. Jessy Randall is the author of…

Congratulations to Sarah Barber, Winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry

Aug 10, 2017 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce Country House by Sarah Barber was selected by our panel of editors (Jacques Rancourt, Jenny Molberg, and Kathryn Nuernberger) and will be published next year. We also would like to commend the other finalists and semi-finalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable. Finalists: Nick Admussen,…

Congratulations to Amy Meng, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry

Mar 15, 2017 | Uncategorized,

The winner of the 2017 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry is Amy Meng. The final judge, Jaswinder Bolina, selected Meng’s collection, Bridled, as the winner of this year’s contest. Bridled will be published in spring 2018 by Pleiades Press. Jaswinder Bolina says of this book, “Bridled is poetry as slow-burn opera. You’re going to want to read this…