Trio House Press
Publishing distinct voices in American poetry
Louise Bogan and Trio Award Reading Period Open!

Trio House Press is now accepting submission for our reading period for the 2016 Louise Bogan Award and the 2016 Trio Award.  We read November 1-April 30. Click on “Submissions" above for complete guidelines, how to enter, and how results will be posted.
2016 Louise Bogan Award Judge, Chard deNiord

Chard deNiord is the author of five books of poetry: Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015); The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011); Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005); Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003); and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990). His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Lucille Clifton, Ruth Stone, Jack Gilbert, Maxine Kumin, Robert Bly, Galway Kinnell, and Donald Hall), titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets was published in 2011 by Marick Press. In 2002 he co-founded the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, where he was the program director until 2007. Chard is a Professor of English at Providence College and lives in Putney, Vermont.  

2016 Trio Award Judge, Bhisham Bherwani

Bhisham Bherwani is the author of three poetry volumes, most recently Life in Peacetime (2015). He guest-edited the Atlantic Review anthology of modern and contemporary poetry in English, including translations from India. His collaboration with visual artist Kumi Korf, Delirium, a collector’s limited edition, has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.


Bhisham has conducted poetry workshops in and around New York on subjects as varied as the elegy, ekphrastic poetry, nature in poetry, politics in poetry, and science in poetry. He has also taught creative writing and literature at the City University of New York.


Bhisham completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Cornell University and New York University, respectively. He lives in New York City.




Tara Betts' Break the Habit Selected for Publication

Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Tara Betts’ poetry manuscript, Break the Habit, has been selected for publication. The book is slated to be published before the end of 2016.


Tara Betts is the author of Arc & Hue and the chapbooks 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Tara received her Ph.D. at Binghamton University and her MFA from New England College. In addition to performing her poems across the country and internationally, Tara’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including POETRYGathering GroundBum Rush the Page, Villanelles, both Spoken Word Revolution anthologies, The Break Beat Poets, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements and GHOST FISHING: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. Tara has taught writing at Rutgers University, Binghamton University, and University of Illinois-Chicago. She is a Cave Canem alum.