Pleiades Press Blog

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…

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…