Natasha Trethewey Selects Taylor Byas as Winner of 2021 Adrienne Rich Award
Of Taylor Byas’s poem, Natasha Trethewey writes, “'Tell It Like a Movie | Rewind' is a stunning poem that unfolds like a near palindrome, the repetition of images and phrases drawing the action into sharp focus. Through its cinematic lens—the camera’s eye moving in and out of tight angles—a traumatic scene is rendered in harrowing detail, the tension palpable, heightening, and powerfully felt."
We’re grateful to the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust and to all who submitted poems for this year’s contest.
VOLUME 71 NO. 1
Our new issue is a tribute to editor, poet, mentor and friend Lee Sharkey. It features work by O-Jeremiah Agbaakin, Deborah Allbritain, Amy Bagwell, Elena Karina Byrne, Kristen Case, William Fargason, Jen Stewart Fueston, Janice N. Harrington, Carolyn Hembree, K. Henderson, Carolina Hotchandani, Hope Jordan, Polchate (Jam) Kraprayoon, Cate Lycurgus, Caleb Nolen, Chisom Okafor, Derek Otsuji, Jacques J. Rancourt, Heidi Seaborn, Tim Seibles, Lee Sharkey, Bradley R. Strahan, Raisa Tolchinsky, Eric Tran and Jim Whiteside.
Cover image by Peter Ralston.
Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series
The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that they have selected Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving for this year's title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series. Katie Farris’s work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, McSweeneys, Granta, and the Massachusetts Review, which awarded her the Anne Halley Poetry Prize. Farris is the author of the hybrid-form text boysgirls (Marick Press, 2011; Tupelo Press, 2019) and translator as well as co-editor of several books, including Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose (Tupelo, 2014). She is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Institute of Technology.
VOLUME 70 NO. 2
The Fall 2020 issue features new work by Jubi Arriola-Headley, Michael Bazzett, Amy Beeder, Elizabeth Breese, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Jane Craven, Tennessee Hill, Anthony Immergluck, Gabriel Jesiolowski, Bryana Joy, Christopher Kempf, Chris Ketchum, Steven Kleinman, Peter Krumbach, Michelle Lowry Macfarlane, Gail Martin, Becka Mara McKay, Carling McManus, Rachel Mennies, Jude Nutter, Corey Oglesby, Troy Osaki, Gretchen Steele Pratt, Doug Ramspeck, Eric Rawson, Simon Shieh, Sara Moore Wagner, Chelsea Whitton, Alicia Wright, Charles Wyatt and Linda Zisquit.
Cover image by Hollie Chastain.
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