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The summer, 2023, issue of Tule Review is in the final editing stages, and will be out before long. Editor Susan Kelly-DeWitt is making her final selections for the book, and will notify submitters of the status of their work by the end of May. 

The images below show the premiere issue of Tule Review, published in 1993, and the proposed cover (with an illustration by contributor Connie Gutowsky) of the issue due this summer.

Tule Review publishes once a year. The journal showcases new & established writers from the region as well as across the nation. The staff has nominated several of its published poets for the Pushcart Prize. The journal, founded in 1993 by Patrick Grizzell, Mary Zeppa & Julia Connor, premiered as a tabloid publication. Over the years, the format has changed, but Tule has maintained its commitment to publishing work representative of high standards of the literary arts. This year, Susan Kelly-Dewitt talkes the helm.



SPC has launched work on the premiere edition of its New Rivers Quarterly Chapbook series. The first issue will be edited by El Dorado Poet Laureate Lara Gularte, and will include poems by members of the Mule Creek State Prison poets workshop of which she is a facilitator.


Poets and writers at Mule Creek State Prison participate in writing circles that facilitate access to meaningful dialogue about writing among peers. Some are staff and writers for the prison newspaper, The Mule Creek Post. Many are published in notable journals and magazines such as Journal X, Colossus Press, Illuminations, Iron City Magazine. A few have books on Amazon. (One member, Mike Owens, has excerpts from his collection of poems The Way Back, Random Lane Press, 2023, in this issue of Poet News.) Their voices reach outside prison walls, empowering them with free expression.  We wish to celebrate that expression.

The mock up of the cover shows an illustration by  workshop member Nathaniel Blalock.




After a long, but necessary, series of unfortunate delays, SPC’s anthology of writers involved in its various workshops, More than Enough, is finally ready to hit the streets. Watch for a much deserved celebratory reading very soon! Thanks to all contributor’s for your patience!


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