Pleiades Press Blog

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…

Congratulations to Gary Fincke, Winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose!

Mar 13, 2017 | Uncategorized,

The winner of the 2017 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prize is Gary Fincke. The final judge, Jenny Boully, selected Fincke’s collection, The Darkness Call: Essays, as the winner of this year’s contest. The Darkness Call will be published in spring 2018 by Pleiades Press. Jenny Boully says of this book, “The Darkness Call: Essays reflects on…

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…