Pleiades Press Blog

Activism, Poetry, and Crip Linguistics

Jul 16, 2019 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

Activism, Poetry, and Crip Linguistics: An Interview with the Editors of the New Unsung Masters Collection, Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master. Laura Hershey was a vital, brilliant, and until now, lesser-known American poet, who, during her short life, was a major invigorating force in the movements for disability rights,…

Perfume, Hybridity, Fluidity: An Interview with Heidi Czerwiec

May 6, 2019 | Interview,

Joshua Cobb interviews Heidi Czerwiec about her latest collection of essays from Pleiades Press, Winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize, Fluid States. Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released lyric essay collection Fluid States, winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and the poetry collection…

Un-Othered Together: An Interview with Ashley M. Jones

Apr 9, 2019 | Interview,

Ashley M. Jones is a poet, organizer, and educator from Birmingham, Alabama. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University, and she is the author of Magic City Gospel (Hub City Press, 2017) and dark / / thing (Pleiades Press, 2019). Her poetry has earned local and national awards, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the Silver…

Congratulations to Penelope Cray, Winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose!

Jan 28, 2019 | Uncategorized,

We are pleased to announce Miracles Come on Mondays by Penelope Cray was selected by Kazim Ali as the winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose and will be published next year.  Kazim Ali praised this book, saying, “These dark fractured fables tell stories of strange texture; stories about characters trying to find their way amid currents…

Congratulations to Angela Voras-Hills, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry!

Jan 18, 2019 | Uncategorized,

We are pleased to announce Louder Birds by Angela Voras-Hills was selected by Traci Brimhall as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry and will be published next year. Traci Brimhall praised this book, saying, “This collection is astonishing. Lines from these poems kept rising in me days after I read them, and each poem’s turn was…

Congratulations to Leanna Petronella, Winner of the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize!

Jul 20, 2018 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce The Imaginary Age by Leanna Petronella was selected as the winner of the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize and will be published by Pleiades Press in 2019.   Leanna Petronella’s poetry appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, Birmingham Poetry Review, CutBank, Quarterly West, ElevenEleven, and other publications. Her fiction…

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…