We all have special places in our lives, places from which the people, sounds, sights remain despite all the days and distance we may have traveled from them. One such place is a small mountain town in Pennsylvania where a family of thirteen once lived in a seven-room house built by a coal miner and his brothers, built before electricity and indoor plumbing, at a time when people’s lives were all too often measured only by the tiny piece their breath and sweat could add to the coffers of some corporate monolith. Six brothers, five sisters, father John and mother Mary living in the Pennsylvania sun beneath the shadow of a blue-green mountain in their small white house four doors down on Orchard Street.
Every year, The Orchard Street Press conducts a national Poetry Contest. Each year it is our privilege to review hundreds of poems from across the country, submissions from well-established and emerging poets alike.Learn More
Once again, as in previous years, the Contest judges will select poets from whom chapbook manuscripts will be invited. It is from responses to these invitations that chapbooks will be chosen for publication during the 2022 year.Learn More
Many of the titles published by Orchard Street are poetry chapbooks by poets who have submitted entries to our annual Poetry Contest. The judges identify entrants from whom they would like to see more work (typically, chapbook length manuscripts).Learn More