Pleiades Press Blog

Interview with Benjamin Johnson

Apr 5, 2016 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Tera Swearngin Benjamin Johnson is an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri. His articles on modern poetry and culture have appeared in venues including Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Arizona Quarterly, and The Wallace Stevens Journal. How did you get interested in the work of Beatrice Hastings? I stumbled upon her while doing research for…

An Interview With Louise Garbs

Mar 17, 2016 | Uncategorized,

by Matthew Bohacik Louise Garbs is an illustrator and designer in Independence, Missouri, and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Louise was also the illustrator of Gust. Originally conceived in 2012 as an interpretive dance in response to the Joplin tornado, Gust has been re-imagined…

An Interview with Adrian C. Louis

Mar 10, 2016 | Interview,

by Tera Swearngin Adrian C. Louis is a Native American writer born in Nevada and a member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. He has written several books of poetry – his 2006 poetry collection, Logorrhea, was released by Northwestern University Press and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His 2012 collection Savage Sunsets…

Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry

Jul 23, 2015 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce Landscape with Headless Mama by Jennifer Givhan was selected as the winner of the 2015 Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry contest and will be published next year. We also would like to commend the other finalists and semifinalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable.…

Some Updates from Pleiades Press Poets

Jun 19, 2015 | Uncategorized,

Alessandra Lynch has a poem up at Poetry Daily. You can read Alessandra’s “Epidemic” here or get a copy of her book, It was a terrible cloud at twilight, here. Katie Bickham’s “Back Porch, 1862” was up at Verse Daily. You can get her book, The Belle Mar here. We’re excited to be publishing Nance Van…

Coming Soon: Unsung Masters Volume 6

May 3, 2015 | Unsung Masters,

Check out what we’re about to send to the printer! Unsung Masters Volume 6 is coming your way in a few short weeks. This one is on Catherine Breese Davis and edited by Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, and Martin Rock.

Interview with Phong Nguyen on Unsung Masters Series

Apr 29, 2015 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

By Luke McKiddy Recently Pleiades Press had the opportunity to talk with Phong Nguyen, contributor and editor for the third volume of the Unsung Masters Series, Nancy Hale: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master. The contributors’ essays make it clear they have a great appreciation for Nancy Hale and her work. What…

Interview with Ben Johnson on Unsung Masters Series

Apr 23, 2015 | Uncategorized,

By Julia Landrum & Rory McGraw Recently Pleiades Press interns had the opportunity to chat with Ben Johnson, contributor to the most recent volume of the Unsung Masters Series, Francis Jammes: On the Life & Work of a Modern Master. Q. Like a good literary historian, you stayed objective in your essay “Francis Jammes and…

Interview with Bruce Snider

Apr 15, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by M. J. Chrisman Bruce Snider’s Paradise, Indiana tells pieces of Indiana history through vivid imagery and detail, often through the eyes of characters and perspectives the reader wouldn’t normally expect. Throughout the book, he describes elements of life after death through several interspersed poems titled “Afterlife,” each one displaying a new viewpoint and containing its own…