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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…

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…

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…

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…

2014 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize Winner

Mar 26, 2015 | Uncategorized,

Congratulations to Adrian C. Louis! His collection of poetry, Random Exorcisms was selected by judge Adrian Matejka as the winner for 2014. We also would like to applaud the other finalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable: Denise Bergman, Three Hands None  Darin Ciccotelli, A Number of Dead Birds in Our Neighborhood, and…

Behold…

Feb 18, 2015 | Uncategorized,

Look what came in the mail today!!