BkMk Press

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BkMk Press
Parent company University of Missouri-Kansas City
Founded 1983
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Kansas City, Missouri
Distribution Small Press Distribution
Publication types Books
Official website cas.umkc.edu/bkmk/

BkMk Press is an award-winning literary press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City that publishes full-length collections of poetry, fiction, and essays.[1] Founded in 1971, it has been a part of UMKC's College of Arts and Sciences since 1983. The press has received funding and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Kansas City Institute for Trusts and Foundations.[2]


Notable authors published by BkMk Press include Kelly Cherry,[3] Alice Friman,[4] Rane Arroyo,[5] Carolyn Kizer,[6][7] Tony Barnstone,[8] and Mary Troy.[9] BkMk Press publishes on average six titles a year,[2] and sponsors two annual publication awards for the best submitted book-length manuscript in English: the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry,[10] and the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction.[11][12]


The press shares office space and some editorial staff with New Letters (magazine).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The American of American Poets < Missouri page". Poets.org. March 3, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "BkMk Press < History". Cas.umkc.edu. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kelly Cherry's Girl in a Library". Spdbooks.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hayden, Robert (June 9, 2011). "The Poetry Foundation, Alice Friman's Biography". Poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hayden, Robert (June 9, 2011). "The Poetry Foundation's Rane Arroyo Biography". Poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hayden, Robert. "The Poetry Foundation's Carolyn Kizer biography". Poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Rigsbee, David. "The Brooklyn Rail on Carolyn Kizer's poetry". Brooklynrail.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ Hayden, Robert (June 9, 2011). "The Poetry Foundation, Tony Barnstone's Biography". Poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "BkMk Press < Catalogue". Cas.umkc.edu. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Poetry Society of America's John Ciardi Prize / BkMk Press listing". Poetrysociety.org. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "BkMk Press < Book Contests". Cas.umkc.edu. January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Missouri Center for the Book's BkMk Press listing". Books.missouri.org. June 19, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 

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