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Latina/o Poets

The Alta California Chapbook Prize is Open through Oct. 1! [by Emma Trelles]


The Alta California Chapbook Prize is now open & accepting submissions from Latina/e/o/x poets of all levels residing in the U.S. Please send 8-12 pages of poetry, written in English or Spanish, to Gunpowder Press via Submittable by October 1. Two manuscripts will be selected and published in the spring in bilingual editions. Poets will receive $500 each, 10 copies of the chapbook, and an invitation to read at the Mission Poetry Series.


Past winners of the prize are Grief Logic, by Crystal AC Salas; Levitations, by Nicholas Reiner; Sor Juana, by Florencia Milito; and On Display, by Gabriel Ibarra.This year's judge is award-winning author, editor, & translator Alexandra Lytton Regalado (Relinquenda, Beacon Press, 2022/National Poetry Series) & Matria (Black Lawrence Press, 2017/St. Lawrence Book Award).  The series editor is Emma Trelles.

For complete details, please visit Submittable.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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