First Book Award winner July Westhale

  Robin Coste Lewis selects Trailer Trash, by July Westhale as 2016 winner of Kore Press First Book Award Trailer Trash is her Westhale’s first full-length poetry book. She is also the author of The Cavalcade, a chapbook, from Finishing Line Press, and Occasionally Accurate Science, a children’s book of collective nouns, forthcoming from Nomadic Press.

Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING

Edited by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin The collection, Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING celebrates temporal, spatial, formal, and linguistically innovative literature. The anthology will collect late-modern and contemporary work by Black women from the United States, England, Canada, and the Caribbean—work that challenges readers to participate in meaning making.  Because one

Tracie Morris Talks Back: Race, Sound, Power and Politics

NY Artist Returns to Tucson after 8-year Political Hiatus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kore Press Presents Race, Sound, Power and Politics Provocative Dinner Theater with Tracie Morris February 21, 2017 – TUCSON, AZ: Kore Press brings artist, actor, experimental vocalist and scholar, Tracie Morris to Tucson, after an 8-year political hiatus, that she, along with many other

Short Fiction Award winner: LETICIA DEL TORO

“A moving and powerful story about sisterhood, grief, loss, and picking up the pieces without completely losing one’s self.”—Edwidge Danticat, 2016 Kore Press Short Fiction Award Judge Leticia del Toro is a California poet and short story writer with roots in Jalisco, Mexico. Her work has appeared in Huizache, Zyzzyva, Cipactli and Mutha Magazine, among

Memoir Award: MING LAUREN HOLDEN

“The story we need to hear right now in the only voice that can tell it.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, Memoir Award Judge Winner of Bellingham Review‘s 49th Parallel Poetry Award, Chattahoochee Review‘s Lamar York Nonfiction Prize and Glimmer Train‘s Family Matters Fiction Prize, MING HOLDEN is a writer, translator, activist, editor, teacher, humanitarian aid and development worker, and theater artist. She

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