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The Spring 2019 issue features new work by Jennifer Atkinson, Graham Barnhart, Derek Berry, Abra Bertman, Sarah Burke, Monique-Adelle Callahan D., Gina Franco, Paul Gibbons, Greg Glazner, Michael Hurley, Nazifa Islam, Perry Janes, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Veronica Kornberg, Peter Leight, Komal Mathew, Cameron McGill, Helena Mesa, Nome Emeka Patrick, Lizzy Petersen, Christopher Phelps, Dannye Romine Powell, Catie Rosemurgy, Clare Rossini, C. T. Salazar, Hayden Saunier, Rowan Sharp, Brandon Thurman, Lesley Wheeler, and Dede Wilson.

Cover image by Richard Ahnert.

Vol. 69 No. 1

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Patricia Smith Selects Philip Metres as Winner of 2019 Adrienne Rich Award

The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that final judge Patricia Smith has chosen Philip Metres’ “When It Rains in Gaza” as the winner of the 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Philip Metres has written ten books, including Sand Opera (2015), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018), and the forthcoming Shrapnel Maps (2020). We’re grateful to the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust and to all who submitted poems for this year’s contest. Watch our website for details about the 2020 award.

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AWP '19 Off-Site Reading: Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St.

On Friday, March 29th, from 9:00-10:30 PM PDT, please join us at Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St (just half a mile from the convention center in Portland, OR) for a free reading featuring BPJ contributors and our 2019 Adrienne Rich Award judge, Patricia Smith. There will be refreshments, ample seating, and journals for sale along with contributors’ new titles! We hope to see you there

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Submissions Open for 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are pleased to accept entries for the 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. This year’s final judge is Patricia Smith. All submissions will be considered for publication, and the winner will receive $1,500. Submissions will remain open through March 31. For more details, see our guidelines.

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Christine Gosnay's The Wanderer Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series

The BPJ team is thrilled to announce that the 2019 title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series is Christine Gosnay's The Wanderer. Gosnay is the author of Even Years (Kent State University Press, 2017), winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in POETRY, The Missouri Review, The Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, and Third Coast Magazine, and has featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.

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