Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. In 2007, the Tupelo Press Poetry Project was established to provide poets and creative writing teachers with engaging, challenging prompts or provocations for writing new poems.
The Winter 2012 edition of the Poetry Project celebrated Valentine's Day with a simple challenge: write a stunningly good erotic poem. Be bad. Be good and bad. To our delight, that challenge was met and then some. Sensual, witty, cerebral—the results are this anthology, modest in size only, which includes the winners, plus our favorites of the submissions.
Contributors: Cynthia Rausch Allar, Michelle Bitting, Lisa Coffman, Amy Dryansky, Li Yun Alvarado, Paula Brancato, Gillian Cummings, Darla Himeles, Joel F. Johnson, Christopher Kokinos, Amy MacLennan, Stephen Massimilla, Barbara Mossberg, Susanna Rich, Aubrey Ryan, Anna Claire Hodge, Janet R. Kirchheimer, Conley Lowrance, Lea Marshall, Mary Ann Mayer, Steven Paschall, Liz Robbins, Jo Anne Valentine Simson, Jeneva Stone, Molly Spencer, Judith Terzi, Gail Thomas, Kim Triedman, Bruce Willard, and P. Ivan Young.
About the Author
Marie Gauthier, Director of Sales and Marketing of Tupelo Press, is the author of a chapbook, Hunger All Inside (Finishing Line Press, 2009). Recent poems can be read or are forthcoming in The Common, Cave Wall, Salamander, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She won a 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in addition to Honorable Mention in 2010.
Jeffrey Levine is the author of two books of poetry: RUMOR OF CORTEZ (Red Hen Press, 2005), nominated for a 2006 Los Angeles Times Literary Award in Poetry, MORTAL, EVERLASTING (Pavement Saw Press, 2002), which won the 2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize. A third book of poetry, Jubilo, will be published in 2013. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Levine is founder, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Tupelo Press.