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Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Lucy Terry Prince Prize

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Lucy Terry Prince Prize

During times such as these, poetry is often one of the vehicles that reminds us of the importance of bearing witness. Mount Island’s Lucy Terry Prince Prize has come to a close and we are excited to announce our grand prize winner, Brittny Ray Crowell’s “Blood...

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Pandemic Postponements, Lucy Terry Prince Prize to be Announced

Dear friends, Much has happened over the past few months. Please take a moment to read our statement in support of the movement for racial justice and police abolition. Given the many social and economic uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found...

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Our Statement for a Black Spring

Mount Island is a Black-run publishing house, and we stand unequivocally with the current movement for justice in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many other beloved Black lives. This is a Black Spring now. An...

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New “Village Voices” Series Highlights Diverse Rural Artists

Are you a rural artist? Are you also part of the LGBTQ+ community? Or perhaps the POC community? Both, even? Mount Island would like to include you in its new feature, Mount Island’s Village Voices! As we adjust to the new landscape, Mount Island is excited to...

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Lucy Terry Prince Prize Deadline Extended, Entry Simplified

Lucy Terry Prince Prize Deadline Extended, Entry Simplified

In December 2019 we announced our first writing contest, the Lucy Terry Prince Prize for rural poets of color, which honors the legacy of the first known African-American poet in English literature. Major Jackson, celebrated poet and professor at both University of...

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Highlights from Touché! A Tournament of Words

Highlights from Touché! A Tournament of Words

On October 19th at the Brattleboro Literary Festival, we celebrated our new issue by playing an original game show: Touché! A Tournament of Words. If you didn't make it to the party, you may have read our recent post, "Thank you for an incredible launch party!" and...

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